Led by the Lady Warrior softball team, five East Central Community College varsity sports teams earned National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Team of the Year Honorable Mention awards for having met the grade-point average requirement of 3.00 or better for the 2018-19 academic year.
With a 3.65 team GPA, the Lady Warrior women's softball team led all softball programs in the 15-team Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges and finished tied for third among all softball programs in the NJCAA.
The ECCC women's tennis team finished seventh among all women's tennis programs in the NJCAA with a 3.56 GPA. The Lady Warrior tennis team was No. 4 among all such programs in the MACJC.
The East Central men's tennis team finished the year with a team GPA of 3.34, which ranked No. 5 in the nation and No. 2 in the state among men's tennis programs
The Warrior baseball team compiled a 3.30 GPA and was tied for 23rd in the NJCAA among baseball teams and was No. 3 in the MACJC.
The ECCC women's soccer team had a 3.08 team GPA and was tied for No. 50 in the NJCAA.
In addition to the team awards, 65 East Central Community College student-athletes were awarded individual MACJC academic awards and 39 student-athletes were awarded NJCAA academic awards.