Gordon State Athletics Excels Academically in Fall 2020

Gordon State College Athletics is proud to announce 38 student-athletes were honored on the Dean’s List for the fall 2020 semester, including 11 women and men on the baseball, softball and women’s soccer teams earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for the term.

The GSC softball team led the way with 13 student-athletes making the Dean’s List, which requires a 3.50 GPA or better during the academic term.

Meanwhile, the GSC baseball team had 12 student-athletes named to the Dean’s List while the Highlanders’ women’s soccer team placed 11 student-athletes on the academic honor roll.

GSC men’s basketball also had two student-athletes complete the Dean’s List honorees for the fall 2020 semester.

Here is a complete list of student-athletes for the fall 2020 term:


Farid Eljaiek                              Jacksonville, Ga. (Creekside HS)            

Trey Felt                                   Lawrenceville, Ga. (Prince Avenue Christian)

Joey Gill                                   Canton, Ga. (Creekview HS)

Alex Kite                                  Lizella, Ga. (Mary Person HS)

Trevor Knowles                        Folkston, Ga. (Charlton Co. HS)

Garner McKeon                        Buford, Ga. (Mill Creek HS)

Brody Parkerson                       Villa Rica, Ga. (Bremen HS)

Cole Phillips                             Trion, Ga. (Trion HS)

Carson Renz                              Dacula, Ga. (Mill Creek HS)

Kyle Sterwerf                           Buford, Ga. (Mill Creek HS)

Coleman Tanner                       Waycross, Ga. (Ware Co. HS)

Basketball (Men’s)

Jalen Leonard                           Manchester, Ga. (Manchester HS)

DeAndre Hayes                         Durham, N.C. (Mt. Zion Christian)

Soccer (Women’s)

Gabriela Arellano                     Miami, Fla. (John A. Ferguson Sr. HS)

Bailey Arnold                            Bethlehem, Ga. (Apalachee HS)

*Haley Conklin                         Locust Grove, Ga. (Locust Grove HS)

Lizzy Grant                                Sharpsburg, Ga. (North Gate HS)

Stephanie Hahn                        Dallas, Ga. (Paulding Co. HS)

Haley Jones                              Williamson, Ga. (Pike Co. HS)

Audry Pavik                              Kennesaw, Ga. (Harrison HS)

Lourdes Tompkins                    Stephens, Ga. (Oglethorpe Co. HS)

*Chandler James Willis             Griffin (Spalding HS)

Molly Worst                             Brooks, Ga. (Whitewater HS)

*-Student support staff.


Catherine Barefield                  Cataula, Ga. (Harris Co. HS)

Jordyn Dobson                         McDonough, Ga. (Union Grove HS)

Abby Foster                              McDonough, Ga. (Ola HS)

Faith Hager                               Conyers, Ga. (Heritage HS)

Hailey Hooper                          Monticello, Ga. (Piedmont Academy)

Breanna Lee                             Concord, Ga. (Pike Co. HS)

Taylor McClendon                    McDonough, Ga. (Ola HS)

Bailey Odom                             Danville, Ga. (Bleckley Co. HS)

Kaylee Phillips                          Dalton, Ga. (Ringgold HS)

Natalie Song                             Cataula, Ga. (Harris Co. HS)

Camden Steele                         Jackson, Ga. (Union Grove HS)

Brandi Williams                        Dawsonville, Ga. (Dawson Co. HS)

Claire Williams                         Conyers, Ga. (Heritage HS)

GSC Athletics will see its first official regular season action since March 2020 when the Highlander baseball team hits the road for a February 2 contest at Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City, Ala.

The Gordon State College Department of Athletics is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA). Gordon State College competes in NJCAA Division I in the sports of Women’s Soccer (Fall), Men’s Basketball (Fall/Spring), Softball (Spring) and Baseball (Spring). Gordon State College is located in Barnesville, Ga., approximately 60 miles south of Atlanta and 35 miles northwest of Macon. Gordon State College offers both two-year and four-year degree programs and believes that our Athletics program provides student-athletes with the opportunity to be successful academically, athletically and in life after their time as a Highlander. Follow GSC Athletics at www.gscathletics.com, on Facebook (@GordonStateCollege #GSCHighlandersForward), on Twitter (@GordonState) and Instagram (gordon_state).