SUNY Chancellor Honors 2 JCC Scholar Athletes

Published on July 19, 2014.

On June 18, the State University of New York (SUNY) announced the recipients of the 2013-2014 SUNY Chancellor’s Scholar Athlete Award, which recognizes outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. Jefferson Community College’s (JCC) Chadd W. Call, Watertown, and Jasmine M. Canady, Fort Drum, were 2 out of 83 recipients of the award from across all SUNY campuses.

Call graduated from Jefferson in May with his associate in science (A.S.) degree in sports management and is transferring to Methodist University in North Carolina where he will major in professional golf management. Call has earned Dean’s list honors each semester at Jefferson, while also being a leader on Jefferson’s golf team. In 2013 he became the first in JCC’s history to win the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III golf championship and was named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference (MSAC) all-conference team for two seasons, leading his team to the MSAC championship in 2013 and 2014.
   
Canady, a physical education major at Jefferson, plans to transfer this fall to Methodist University in North Carolina where she will play division III basketball and major in physical education.  Canady earned President’s and Dean’s list honors for the 2013-2014 academic year while also leading the basketball team as captain to a 20-7 record this past season. Canady is only the second player in JCC’s history to eclipse 1,000 points. She was named MSAC player of the year and was selected as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III player of the year and elected to the NJCAA All-American second team.  Most recently, Canady was named NJCAA Region III Female Athlete of the Year.
"SUNY scholar athletes are stand-out students who have excelled not only in their respective sports but in our classrooms as well,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “With an average GPA of 3.55 among this year’s honorees, we are exceptionally proud of their achievements. Congratulations to each of the students recognized, and thank you to the many professors, coaches, and staff across SUNY who support them."