SSC student-athletes sign their commitment letters: Mariah Middleton, Alyssa Gebo, Kelsie Brezinski, Lavell Boyd, Jerry Davis, III, and Tevin Parker are part of at least 16 Bulldogs who will be advancing on to play their respective sports on scholarship in 2015-16.
SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–-(ENEWSPF)–July 28, 2015. South Suburban College proudly announces 16 student-athletes from the 2014-15 academic year who have committed to play on scholarship at four-year institutions and universities.
“We are very proud of the way all of our student-athletes represented South Suburban College this past year,” said Steve Ruzich, Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach. “They have done an excellent job of balancing their education and sports with a great deal of hard work on and off the field. I would also like to congratulate those who have earned scholarships to keep playing and furthering their education–we wish you all the best and look forward to watching your continued growth and success.”
As of July 27, 2015, those commitments are as follows:
|Name||Sport at SSC||Position||High School Previously Attended||College Transfer Scholarship|
|Lavell Boyd||Men’s Basketball||G||Farragut Academy (IL)||University of Missouri-Kansas City|
|Kelsie Brezinski||Softball||IF||Lake Central (IN)||Calumet College|
|Jerry Davis, III||Men’s Basketball||G||Gordon Tech (IL)||Robert Morris College|
|Becky Dent||Volleyball||MH/OH||Powell (WY)||Dominican University|
|Tyler Fritz||Baseball||RHP||Grant Park (IL)||Indiana University-South Bend|
|Alyssa Gebo||Women’s Basketball||G||Griffith (IN)||Indiana University Northwest|
|Jake Hikey||Baseball||C||Lincoln-Way East (IL)||Northern Kentucky|
|Courtney Holm||Softball||OF||Crown Point (IN)||Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne|
|Nick Kellams||Baseball||OF||Lake Central (IN)||Indiana University-South Bend|
|Mariah Middleton||Women’s Basketball||G||Bloom Trail (IL)||Missouri Valley College|
|Ryan Novak||Baseball||LHP||Lincoln-Way West (IL)||Indiana University-South Bend|
|Tevin Parker||Men’s Basketball||F||CICS Longwood (IL)||Calumet College|
|Justin Pasko||Baseball||RHP||T.F. South (IL)||Purdue Calumet|
|Jordan Perry||Men’s Basketball||F||Crete-Monee (IL)||Trinity Christian|
|Jesse Smith||Baseball||RHP||Griffith (IN)||Indiana University-South Bend|
|Jeremy Wright||Baseball||SS||Andrean (IN)||University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee|
The South Suburban College Bulldogs are a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), offering full tuition scholarships in seven sports: Men’s Basketball, Soccer and Baseball, along with Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball. Bulldogs’ student-athletes have enjoyed much success in the classroom and on the playing field over the years. Currently, 73% of SSC student-athletes continue their playing careers at four-year schools. Countless Bulldogs have transferred to play their respective sports at hundreds of different NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III schools, in addition to NAIA institutions. More than 50 former Bulldogs have further advanced on to play Professional and Semi-Pro sports. Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich is in the NJCAA Coaches Hall of Fame.
Please visit www.ssc.edu or contact Coach Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413 for more information about SSC Athletic Programs. SSC’s Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois.