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Milmay Student-Athlete Earns NJCAA Academic Award

Atlantic Cape Community College student-athlete Chelsy Seelman of Milmay received a national academic award from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for her exemplary achievement during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Seelman was softball team captain and played first base. She maintained a .408 batting average and 3.98 GPA. She received the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement. Earlier this year she was named a Woman of the Year by the New Jersey Association for Girls and Women in Sports.

Chelsy Seelman received a national academic award from the National Junior College Athletic Association for her exemplary academic achievement.

Chelsy Seelman received a national academic award from the National Junior College Athletic Association for her exemplary academic achievement.

Her other accolades include receiving Atlantic Cape’s first NJCAA All-Academic Team Award for the 2014 softball team and being named All-Academic Garden State Athletic Conference and Academic All Region in 2014 and 2015.

“In my opinion, Chelsy is the ideal team leader. She’s a great player, but her contribution is much more than that. She’s an excellent student and she’s a positive role model for her teammates,” said Mike Rennick, assistant director of athletics.

Seelman is a general studies major with plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology following graduation from Atlantic Cape.

Seelman led this season’s team to the Region 19 playoff for the first time since 1995. The team is coached by Sean Thomas, Jeff Costa and Wendy Dorofee. They finished the season 12-14.

The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards were previously known as NJCAA Academic All-American honors. The NJCAA has renamed its academic awards program to the following: NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale); NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 to 3.99 GPA on a 4.00 scale); and NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 to 3.79 GPA on a 4.00 scale).

Atlantic Cape Archery Competes in National Championships; Shin Wins Second National Championship

Atlantic Cape Community College’s nationally ranked archery team competed during the U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships, May 21-24, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Sungwoo Shin of Galloway, a 4-time archery All-American, defended his ranking, winning the overall individual Male Recurve title. This is his second national championship win. During the semifinal and final matches, he won every round of shooting with perfect 6-0 scores. Continue reading

Archers Gear Up for National Championships

Atlantic Cape Community College’s nationally ranked archery team has continued its legacy of excellence at several tournaments this season as it prepares for the U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships, May 21-24, at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Sungwoo Shin of Galloway, a 2014 archery All-American, will return to defend his title. At the 2014 championship, Shin won the overall individual Male Recurve title. Continue reading

Atlantic City Mayor Cheers on Atlantic Cape Bucs to End Season

Mayor Don Guardian cheered on the Atlantic Cape Community College’s Buccaneers at the final home game of the season at Surf Stadium, Saturday, April 25.

In a doubleheader, the men’s baseball team fell to Brookdale Community College, 3-2 and 7-1. The Bucs ended the season with a record of 7-14.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian joins the 2015 men's baseball team at Surf Stadium.

Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian joins the 2015 men’s baseball team at Surf Stadium.

Among the team standouts, Gio Contreras of Egg Harbor Township played shortstop and pitched for the Bucs. He batted .300 on the season and had 12 RBIs. As a pitcher, Contreras was 1-2 with a 3.43 ERA. Additionally, Austin Fottrell of Egg Harbor Township pitched and was designated hitter. He led the team in homeruns and batted .333. As a pitcher, Fottrell was 1-3 with a 4.18 ERA.

The Bucs played all home games at Surf Stadium this season. The team plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 19. Rodney Velardi is head coach and Jeff Ball, former Atlantic City Surf assistant general manager, is assistant coach.

Buccaneers to Play 2015 Season at Surf Stadium

Atlantic Cape Community College’s men’s baseball team will make Surf Stadium in Atlantic City home for the 2015 season.

The Atlantic City Council approved an agreement with the college Feb. 18 for the Atlantic Cape Buccaneers to use the stadium for its practices and home games this spring.

Practices begin this week, and the first home game will be Saturday, March 7. All games will be free and open to the public.

The men's baseball team will make Surf Stadium its home this season.

The men’s baseball team will make Surf Stadium its home this season.

“Atlantic Cape Community College is excited to further our partnership with the City of Atlantic City by making the Surf Stadium home for the men’s baseball team,” said Dr. Peter L. Mora, president. “We are grateful for the generous support of Mayor Don Guardian and Atlantic City Council members. We are looking forward to an exciting season and welcome the community to come out and join the fun.”

Mayor Guardian said, “We look forward to being the home stadium for Atlantic Cape Buccaneers this year, and we wish them a successful season!”

The Bucs played five home games at the stadium in 2014.

The team plays in the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 19. Rodney Velardi is head coach and Jeff Ball, former Atlantic City Surf assistant general manager, is assistant coach.

Atlantic Cape Athlete Named ‘Woman of the Year’

Atlantic Cape Community College softball player Chelsy Seelman, a Milmay native and graduate of Buena Regional High School, was named a Woman of the Year by the New Jersey Association for Girls and Women in Sports.

Women of the Year recipients were honored at the annual New Jersey National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon at Seton Hall University Feb. 1.

ChelsySeelmanSeelman, 19, is a student at Atlantic Cape Community College majoring in general studies, and intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology upon graduation.

The sophomore is first baseman and captain of the softball team, with a batting average of .267 last season. Continue reading