SFCC Baseball Player Named State Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
South Florida Community College sophomore baseball player Sam Morgan was recently selected as the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) State Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for all men’s sports, which are baseball, basketball, golf, and swimming, at all 28 colleges in Florida’s college system. The selection gives Morgan the distinction of Top Male Student-Athlete in the FCSAA system for the academic year.
“It is important for the FCSAA to recognize our students for things other than just their athletic ability,” said Jeb Blackburn, executive director, FCSAA. “Sam was chosen because of his 4.0 grade point average and service to his community. The award recognizes him not only in his sport but in all male sports throughout the state.”
The designation is added to a list of awards and recognitions Morgan has received this year including the Bill Tuten Award, which is given to the top student-athlete state wide in the sport of baseball, as well as having been named Suncoast Academic All-Conference, FCSAA Academic All-State, Academic All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and receiving the NJCAA’s Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.
“Congratulations to Sam Morgan for his hard work and commitment as both a student and an athlete, said Rick Hitt, SFCC Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach. “Sam is an outstanding representative of South Florida Community College, and his family and the SFCC family can be very proud of his accomplishments.”
“We are very proud of Sam Morgan for receiving this very prestigious award,” said Dr. Norm Stephens, SFCC President. “He is both an outstanding scholar and a remarkable athlete, a combination we hope that all of our students will aspire to achieve. I also thank our coaches for their efforts to recruit students of good character and strong academic interests such as Sam, and encouraging them to pursue excellence in the classroom, on the courts and fields, and through community service initiatives.”
Morgan completed his second year at SFCC with a 4.0 grade point average and will continue his academic and athletic career at North Carolina State University as an infielder.
The FCSAA is a statewide non-profit organization that regulates, coordinates, and promotes intercollegiate activities in athletics, Brain Bowl, forensics, music, student government, student publications, and theatre.