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Former Roughrider Standout Kole Calhoun Wins MLB Gold Glove

Major League Baseball announced the recipients of the 2015 Golden Glove Awards on Tuesday recognizing the best defensive players at each position as voted on by the managers and coaches. For the first time, a former Yavapai College Roughrider has received the honor. Los Angeles Angels rightfielder Kole Calhoun was named the recipient for his outstanding defensive play throughout the season. For the 2015 sea ...

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Cougill Named ABCA Western Regional Coach of the Year

Roughrider baseball head coach Ryan Cougill was named as the ABCA/Diamond Western Region Coach of the Year for NJCAA DI. Cougill earned the honor after leading the Roughriders to 45-18 record and a trip to the NJCAA World Series. Along the way the team also won the Region 1 and Western District Championships. 2015 was Coach Cougill's 3rd as head coach and 8th overall at Yavapai College. At the conclusion of ...

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Will Jones Earns the Superior Academic Achievement Award

The NJCAA announced the recipients of the 2014-15 Academic Student-Athleties Awards Wednesday morning. Will Jones, a pitcher for the Roughrider baseball team, achieved the Superior Academic Achievement for his efforts in the classroom these past two years. From the NJCAA: "During the 2014-15 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,531 student-athletes compete on 3,461 teams in 28 different sports. A record 3.31 per ...

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Eight Roughriders Drafted by MLB

Yavapai College was well represented in the 2015 Major League Baseball draft this week with eight players with ties to the Roughrider baseball program begin drafted in the first 38 rounds of the 40 round draft. Drafted Roughriders that played this past season for the NJCAA West District Champions include: Willie Calhoun, Chandler Eden, Luke Doyle and Alexis Olmeda. Former YC players drafted are: Chance Adam ...

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Roughriders Place 2 on NJCAA All-American Teams

The NJCAA Division I Baseball All-Americans were announced Monday. Yavapai College places two players on the All-American squads. Willie Calhoun was named to the First Team and Alexis Olmeda made Second Team. Calhoun adds another award to his resume. In May, the California native was named the ACCAC Player of the Year. Calhoun led the nation in home runs (31) while hitting a whopping .432. His thirty-one ro ...

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32 Roughriders Named to Athletic Director’s Honor Roll

For the Spring Semester, 32 Yavapai College Student-Athletes were named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll earning a 3.0 GPA or higher. 7 of those Student-Athletes achieved a 4.0 for the semester. 7 more Student-athletes just missed the honor with a 2.9 GPA. Great Academic Semester for the Roughriders!!! * Kelly Bumb– Volleyball * Mason Buron – Soccer * Alexandra Hauck – Volleyball * Sydney Hauck - Volle ...

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Roughriders End Their Successful Season with 45-18 Record

The Roughrider run in the 2015 NJCAA World Series came to an abrupt halt Tuesday afternoon in a 4-1 loss to Iowa Western Community College in Grand Junction, Colorado. YC concludes the year with a 45-18 overall record; an NJCAA Region I Championship; and an NJCAA Western District Championship. Today’s game was scoreless through four innings. However, the fifth frame was the difference maker as the Reivers p ...

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Roughriders Fall But Are Still Alive in NJCAA World Series

The Roughrider baseball team dropped the first game in the NJCAA Division I World Series tonight to Chattahoochee Valley Community College, 9-8 in Grand Junction, CO. YC now falls into the loser’s bracket with the chance to still come back and win the tournament. YC jumped all over the opponent pitching in the first inning highlighted by a 2-run triple by Brody Clifford. Chattahoochee Valley put three on th ...

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