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BPC inducts Hall of Fame recipients

By Kelley M. Arnold

Director of News & Public Information

MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College recognized several alumni during Alumni Weekend 2011, April 9, for their distinguished service to their fields and for their outstanding athletic records and achievements.

Hall of Fame 2011 Inductees

Tamika Drinks

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Tamika Drinks and her husband Jaquan pause for a moment after her induction into the BPC Hall of Fame April 9. (Photo by Crystal Adams)

As team captain, Tamika exemplified what a true leader should be. She earned the respect of her coaches, teammates, and opposing coaches and players as well. She was active in Fellowship of Christian Athletes and was a spiritual inspiration to other students on campus. She was also an excellent student carrying a 3.15 GPA in the area of Psychology and graduated in May 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During her four years at BPC, she was an All American Honorable Mention, 3-Time SSAC All Conference, 2-Time SSAC All Tournament Team, 2005 SSAC Regular Season Champion, 3-Time National Tournament Appearances and scored over 1,000 points. She also led her teams to a remarkable total of 107 wins and only 28 losses in her four years.

After BPC, she played professionally in Lithuania and Puerto Rico. She had a very successful professional playing career ranking among the leaders of her teams in rebounding and scoring. She is very active in the community and in her church. She is a youth Sunday school teacher and a youth Bible study instructor.

She accepted the award with her husband Jaquan Carter, members of her family and her pastor present. She resides with her husband in Statesboro. She is a Montgomery County High School graduate.

1996 Lady Wildcat Soccer Team

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Members of the 1996 Lady Wildcats Soccer Team represent the team during its induction into the BPC Hall of Fame, l-r: Mel Blackmore, Amie Fragela, Cyndi Creetch, Sandra De Pol. (Photo by Crystal Adams)

The 1996 Lady Wildcats (now the Barons) were one of the most dominant teams to play at Brewton-Parker College. They had many great achievements – both as a team and individually. Playing in the Georgia-Alabama Conference, they dominated the regular season and post season tournament. They beat Clayton State in the GAC conference tournament Semi-finals 11-0, and then went on to host the NAIA Southeast Regional Tournament. They clinched the Southeast Regional Title beating Piedmont again 7-1 and St. Thomas University 4-0, earning the right to go to the NAIA National Tournament being held in San Antonio, Texas. At the Nationals, this team played hard and made it to the semi-finals, losing a heartbreaker 1-0 to Mobile. In the consolation game, they won and captured third place in the Nation. This team was coached by Dan Blank and was the first BPC soccer team to ever advance to a national tournament. Their final record for that season was 13-7-1.

Members of the team accepting the award April 9 were Mel Blackmore of England, Amie Edwards of Marietta, Cyndi Creech of Key West, Fla., and Sandra De Pol of Switzerland. The team roster also included Kourtney Marzo, Janna Koponen, Somer Adeimy, Trena Youngblutt, Bryony Duus, Chas Rankin, Alexis Caretta, Anna Johanson, Toni Bresciannini, Cyndi Creech, Louise Fagerstrom and Sandra Roos. A separate plaque will be hung outside of the women’s soccer locker room in recognition of this team’s achievement. Current Women’s Soccer Head Coach Dan Robertson presented the award to the representative team members.



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Updated on: April 14, 2011 9:43 AM