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Holasek and Alpough earn NOC Enid student athlete of the week honors

Hannah HolasekCorey Alpough Jets Head Men’s Basketball Coach Greg Shamburg announces the Northern Oklahoma College men’s athlete of the week, andHead Women’s Coach Scott Morris announces the women’s athlete of the week.
The women's athlete of the week is Hannah Holasek, a sophomore from Lexington, Okla.; and men’s athlete of the week is Cory Alpough, a sophomore from Houston, Texas.
“Hannah played well in both games and demonstrated outstanding leadership which helped lead our team to a 2-0 start,” Morris said.
“Cory Alpough scored 25 points and grabbed 20 rebounds against Bacone,” Shamburg said.
The Jets are off to a good start beating Seward County 81-74, OnPoint Hoops Academy 93-57, Hesston College JV at home 93-65 and a decisive win against Bacone College JV at home 107-64, and remain undefeated at 4-0 for the season, as of Nov. 6. They play Sunrise Academy at home Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. They will compete in the Enid Event Center Classic Tournament at the Enid Event Center Nov. 14 and 15. They take on Allen County Friday at 8 p.m. and OnPoint Hoops Academy at 4 p.m. Saturday. Jeremy Hise, NOC athletic director wants everyone to understand that admission to the NOC games played at the Event Center is free to NOC (Enid and Tonkawa) season ticket holders and NOC (Enid and Tonkawa) students with a valid NOC student ID. The NOC Tonkawa men play at 6 p.m. Friday vs. OnPoint Academy and 2 p.m. Saturday against Allen County.
The NOC Enid women’s team is also undefeated as of Nov. 8 at 4-0. They beat Barton County 73-59, Dodge City 64-63, Allen County 81-47 and Independence 66-61. Upcoming games are Southwestern Kansas JV, Nov. 12 at Enid, 5 p.m.; Coffeyville Nov. 14 and Labette Nov. 15 in the Coffeyville Classic Tournament at Coffeyville, Kan., times to be assigned

NOC Basketball set to play in Enid Event Center Classic at Enid Event Center November 14-15

Global Spectrum, the operators of Enid Event Center and Convention Hall along with Northern Oklahoma College have announced the Enid Event Center Classic on November 14-15, 2014.

The two day tournament will feature the men’s basketball teams from four schools including NOC Enid, NOC Tonkawa, On Point Prep, Allen County. Tickets for the Enid Event Center Classic will go sale Friday, September 5 at 10:00 AM, by calling 855.TIX.ENID, visiting EnidEventCenter.com or in person in the Enid Event Center and Convention Hall administration offices. Tickets are priced at $7 each game for adults and youth, $20 for an all session pass, kids twelve (12) and under are free with paying adult, NOC (Enid and Tonkawa) students will be admitted free with a NOC Student ID, NOC (Enid and Tonkawa) Season Ticket Holders will have the Enid Event Center Classic games included in their season ticket package.

“With Enid and the region having such a strong basketball core, we have been forming strategic partnerships with many high school and collegiate conferences / institutions.” Noted General Manager for Global Spectrum, Keller Taylor. “Far beyond just basketball, we enjoy a great relationship with Northern Oklahoma College and are excited for that partnership to be bridged with a new two day – four team formatted men’s classic.”

“Northern Oklahoma College is excited about being a part of the inaugural Enid Event Center Classic,” said Northern Oklahoma College Athletic Director, Jeremy Hise. “Keller Taylor and the great people at the Enid Event Center have put in a lot of hard work and time to make this event possible. This is a great experience for our Men’s basketball programs on the Enid and Tonkawa campus. We appreciate the partnership that has grown between the Enid Event Center and Northern Oklahoma College and we look forward to expanding on this partnership in the future. We hope Enid Event Center Classic will become an annual event that the Enid community and the Northern Oklahoma College family and friends can get behind. We have an excellent opportunity to create an awesome experience for basketball fans in our area.”

Greg Shamburg enters his 14th season as the head coach at Northern Oklahoma College Enid and has a career record of 254-151. NOC Enid is coming off a successful campaign in 2013-14, with a 21-8 record and a 2nd place finish in the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference (OCAC) regular season. The Jets return six players off of last year’s team including: Jawan Smith (12.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 1.2 apg), Daryck Jones (11.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 3.1 apg), Cornell Neal (9.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 6.5 apg), Jovan Crinic (9.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.1 apg) Corey Alpough (5.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg), and Josh Palmer (5.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg).

Donnie Jackson enters his 2nd season as the head coach of NOC Tonkawa. Last season, the Mavericks finished 19-14 and made it to the semi-finals of the NJCAA Region II tournament. The Mavericks return Jordan Phelps (2.9 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.3 apg) and JaQuan Smith (2.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 0.3 apg).

Enid Event Center Classic Schedule
Friday, November 14
6:00pm – NOC Tonkawa vs. On Point Prep
8:00pm – NOC Enid vs. Allen County

Saturday, November 15
2:00pm – NOC Tonkawa vs. Allen County
4:00pm – NOC Enid vs. On Point Prep

The Enid Event Center Classic joins a steady pace of events in Enid Event Center and Convention Hall including:

“1964” The Tribute – September 5
3 Doors Down – September 14
Red Dirt Rally (Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Bleu Edmonson, Shane Smith and The Saints, Chad Sullins & The Last Call Coalition, Folk Family Revival) – September 20
Fireball Run through Enid – September 30
Tossed Cooking Competition – October 4
Come Alive Tour: Jeremy Camp with Kutless and Adam Cappa – October 18
Enid Roller Girls Home Bout – October 25
2014 Enid PBR Challenge, presented by Gungoll Jackson- November 7-8
Circus Spectacular – November 24

All events are on sale now and tickets can be purchased by calling 855.TIX.ENID or visiting www.EnidEventCenter.com. For a full list of upcoming events in Enid Event Center and Convention Hall, visit www.EnidEventCenter.com.


NOC sports teams and student athletes earn NJCAA academic honors

Seven Northern Oklahoma College Enid student-athletes have earned NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete awards and three NOC Enid sports teams earned a place on the NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year list.
Student-athletes earning Pinnacle awards are women’s basketball players Paige Eaton and Sydney Postier; and Brett McNaughton, baseball; Superior awards went to baseball players Nolan Fanning and Korbin Polston, and John Lazenby III, basketball. Receiving an exemplary award is Jets baseball player Jerame Littell.
The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards, previously known as NJCAA Academic All-America honors, have been renamed to the following:
NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale)
NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 – 3.99 on a 4.00 scale)
NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 – 3.79 on a 4.00 scale)
More information can be found at: http://www.njcaa.org/newsArticle.cfm?articleId=21869#sthash.F0Kuvp2Z.dpuf.
With minimal changes to its award program’s inception in 1983, the NJCAA has been annually recognizing the academic success of its student-athletes for 31 years.During the 2013-14 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,446 student-athletes compete on 3,705 teams in 28 different sports. Of those competitors, 3.08 percent, or 1,799 student-athletes, were recognized with academic awards for their achievements in the classroom. Receiving the highest honors with a 4.0 GPA, 171 student-athletes received the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.
Three NOC Enid teams earned spots on the Academic Team of the Year list. The NJCAA recognizes teams with GPAs above 3.0. The three NOC Enid teams that made the list: men’s baseball with a cumulative 3.16 GPA, tied for number 30 of 61 on the list; women’s basketball a 3.28 GPA, number 27 of 61 and women’s softball with a 3.14 GPA, tied number 84 of 120.
Jeremy Hise, NOC athletic director said, “Being a student-athlete requires a tremendous amount of sacrifice. The amount of time the student-athletes spend practicing, participating and traveling is great. For these young men and women to make the additional commitment to excel in the classroom is fantastic. We are very fortunate to have coaches who stress academics and instructors who care so much about our student’s success here at Northern.”
Dr. Cheryl Evans, NOC president said, “Northern is so proud of our student athletes and our coaches who place an emphasis on academic achievement. Of course we enjoy winning in athletics, but more importantly we are thrilled when students succeed in the classroom. That’s a long term win for everyone.”


Jets advance in Series

May 26th, 2014

By Bruce Campbell, Staff WriterEnid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Saturday, Northern Oklahoma College Enid’s heart was broken in a walk off 3-2 loss to Southeastern Iowa in the first round of the NJCAA Division II College World Series.

Sunday, the Jets showed their hearts were still beating.

NOC Enid held on to eliminate a determined Westchester (N.Y.) 8-6 with a little help from the baseball gods that were somewhat cruel to them the day before.

The Vikings’ Steve Figueroa, with his team down 8-4 and runners on first and second with two outs, hit a deep drive to the right center wall.

Two runs came in on the play, but as Figueroa round second for third, he slipped. Jets shortstop Nick Yoning tagged him out to end the game and send NOC Enid (40-21) to a 3:30 p.m. date today against Mesa, a 9-0 winner over Lincoln Land.

“We knew today was going to be a grind,’’ said a happy NOC Enid coach Raydon Leaton. “We had our hearts taken yesterday in a tough game. This was a tough game mentally to get ready for. I’m proud of our guys for bouncing back and finding a way to  win.’’

The Jets never trailed after scoring two runs in the second, but the Vikings wouldn’t go away. Westchester out hit NOC Enid 16-10, but left nine runners on base. They had a run on base in every inning,

Austin Hilton picked up the win with relief help from righthander Scotty Harvill. Hilton gave up 10 hits in six and two-third innings and allowed four runs. However, he walked only one batter and the Jets defense which committed six errors Saturday was virtually spotless.

“That was a good hitting ballclub,’’ Leaton said. “When Austin made a mistake, they made him pay. When Scotty made a mistake, they made him pay. We did the same thing to them. When you’re in survivor mode, you’re going to put some runs up.’’

The Jets, for the second straight game, benefited from a loud and boisterous home crowd.

“That was awesome,’’ said Jets left fielder Russ Colgan, who had a two-run homer in the fifth to give NOC Enid a 5-2 lead. “That was the biggest crowd I’ve ever played in front of. It was a real good feeling.’’

“It was real important we got ahead early,’’ Leaton said. “We got a little momentum and the crowd got behind us. They were awesome. I think all the teams are enjoying the big crowds. But getting the runs gave us a little bit of confidence.’’

Colgan got his first hit of the Series when he slammed a pitch over the left field fence after Jerame Littell was hit by a pitch.

“I’ve been struggling a little bit,’’ he said. “I haven’t been seeing the ball that well. He threw a changeup and I was able to square it up and it went. We grinded it out today.’’

Freshman Korey Floyd of Shattuck was 2-for-3, including RBI double that scored Yoning with the first run in the second.

He scored three runs. He scored on a throwing error while going from second to third in the second. Floyd, after Colgan’s homer in the fifth, singled, stole second and scored on a balk. He scored the Jets’ final run in the seventh on a single by Dyce Applegate.

Littell and Yoning both scored twice for the Jets. Littell doubled in the third and scored on a Dillon Harp single. Yoning, who had two hits, scored in the seventh on a Harp ground out.

“It was a lot more fun today,’’ Littell said. “I swung the bat OK today, but it was a total team effort. That was the key today. We got off to a good start and we were able to keep it up for the rest of the game.’’

Westchester’s  Justin Casinelli was three-for-five with two RBI, including a solo homer in the second. Fabio Ricci and Figueroa were both 3-for-5. Matt Cassinelli was 2-for-5 and scored twice.

Figueroa kept the Vikings within striking distance by retiring the last eight batters he faced in his first relief pitching stint of the season.

After the Jets lost on a two-run homer by Southeastern Iowa’s Don Ferguson in the bottom of the 10th Saturday, things did get a little tense when Ricci and Justin Cassinelli had back-to-back singles in the ninth and Figueroa delivered an extra-base hit before he slipped.

“We have to make things interesting,’’ Colgan said. “As long as we win, that doesn’t matter.’’

“I wasn’t nervous,’’ Littell said. “I knew our pitchers were going to come through and we would play good enough defense behind them. We’re taking it one game at a time. We have to come back and play well tomorrow.’’

Leaton, after yesterday’s 3-2 loss, would take any win.

“Today’s winner was going to be the team who wanted it the most,’’ he said. “It was a test of wills. Both teams played hard and had a chance to win. We were fortunate their guy stumbled and they didn’t get another at-bat. We’ll take it anyway we can get it. We’ll take the same approach today.’’


Southeastern Iowa beats Jets 3-2 on walk-off homer

May 25th, 2014

Enid News and Eagle  By Bruce Campbell  Staff Writer

Disney couldn’t have written it better.

Pinch-hitter (Dan Ferguson) comes off the bench to hit a twoout, two-run homer to give the home team a 3-2 walk-off victory in the 10th in front of a packed house.

There was just one problem: Northern Oklahoma College Enid — the real home team — was the visiting team on the scoreboard in a loss to Southeastern Iowa in a first-round game Saturday at the Division II Junior College World Series at David Allen Memorial Ballpark.

“We want to thank the city of Enid, we had great crowd to support us today, we very much appreciated that,’’ said Jets coach Raydon Leaton. “I just wished we could have given them a better outcome. They saw a great pitcher’s dual.’’

Click on this link to read the full article at the Enid News and Eagle

SERIES BOUND

Bruce Campbell, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — David Allen Memorial Ballpark might have seen its most memorable moment in its 15-year history Saturday.

Jerame Littell hit a walk-off home run that just floated over the right fence in the bottom of the 12th to give Northern Oklahoma College Enid a thrilling 1-0 win over Hesston (Kan.) College in the Plains District championship to put the Jets into the Division II Junior College World Series for the first time since 2002.

Click on this link to read the full article at the Enid News and Eagle


NOC Enid wins regional

Sunday May 11th, 2014 the Jets baseball team defeated Murray State College 30-12 to capture the NJCAA Region II championship.  The Jets will host the Plains District tournament May 16th-18th at David Allen Memorial Ballpark. The Jets will play Hesston College May 16th at 3pm and MCC-Longview at 6pm.

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NOC Enid softball player of the week announced

Jamie Roberts, Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) women’s softball head coach, announce the NOC player of the week for the week ended April 27.

The women's player of the week is Kori Barrios, a freshman from Elk City.

“Kori is 14 for 21 (.667) in the last six games; with 5 Doubles and 2 homeruns. She was 8 of 8 on base in the double header versus Carl Albert with a walk-off homerun in Game one,” said Coach Roberts. (NOC Photo - by Traci Looney)

       Kori Barrios                                                  

NOC Enid baseball and softball players of the week announced

Jamie Roberts, Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) women’s softball head coach, and Raydon Leaton, NOC men’s baseball head coach, announce the NOC players of the week for the week ended April 13.
The women's player of the week is Lacey Shipp, a freshman from Perkins. The men’s player of the week is Nick Yoning, a freshman from Lawton.
“Batting 13-26 (.500) and having hit five home runs in the last eight games, Lacey’s bat has been lethal and she has provided a huge spark in our offense. I sure hope she can keep this up,” said Coach Roberts.
Coach Leaton said, “Nick hit .411 with two triples, one home run, four RBIs and six runs scored in last week’s games.”
The Jets played Cowley and Western Oklahoma during the week.

Winning a matter of character for NOC Enid

Lady Jets fall in overtime

March 19th, 2014

Northern Oklahoma College Enid Jets women's basketball team was defeat by Hutchinson Community College 77-68 in overtime at the NJCAA National Championship Tournament.

Click here to read the full story from the Enid News and Eagle

Lady Jets defeat Gila Monsters: face Blue Dragons next

March 18th, 2014

The Northern Oklahoma College Enid Jets Women's Basketball team defeated the Eastern Arizona Gila Monsters in the first round of the NJCAA National Basketball Championship today by a score of 74-67 at the Bicentennial Center in Salina, Kansas.

The Jets will face Hutchinson Community College Blue Dragons at 5pm Wednesday March 19th.

Lady Jets draw Gila Monsters in NJCAA tourney

Lady Jets draw Gila Monsters in NJCAA tourney

Click on the link above to read the full story about the Jets first round game at the Women's Basketball National Championship.

Lady Jets headed to nationals

Lady Jets headed to nationals

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Shamburg Named Coach of the Year

By Bruce Campbell, Staff Writer Enid News and Eagle — March 2, 2014

ENID, Okla. — Greg Shamburg of Northern Oklahoma College Enid has been named the Region II men’s basketball coach of the year.
The Jets rallied back from an 0-3 start to take the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Region II tournament. NOC Enid was 21-6 overall and 12-6 in conference. The Jets had only four returning players from the year before.
“That’s the guys who did that,’’ Shamburg said. “It’s their award, too. They won the games down the stretch (six of last seven). They deserve as much credit as I do.’’
Shamburg, the only coach the program has known, has a 254-149 record since taking the reins in 2001-02. It’s the second time he’s been the region coach-of-the-year.
Shamburg has taken the Jets to the region finals three times in the last six years and has won two Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference championships.
“I don’t know how you would judge that,’’ he said when asked if this was one of his better coaching jobs. “You probably need to ask someone else.’’ . . .


Jets Men and Women Receive All-Conference Honors

The Northern Oklahoma College Enid Jets basketball teams had three student-athlete's named to the All-Conference team.  Rylie Swanson, Breck Clark and Ben Berry received all-conference honors. Rylie Swanson is a sophomore from Alva, OK and was named to the first team all-conference.  Breck Clark is a freshman from Shawnee, OK and was named to the second team all-conference.  Ben Berry is a sophomore from Mustang, OK and was named to the second team all-conference.

The All-Conference team is voted on by head coaches who are not allowed to vote for their own players.

Aaliyah Sebock Named Player of the Week

Jamie Roberts Northern Oklahoma College Enid head softball coach, selected sophomore Aaliyah Sebock, a Carl Albert High School graduate from Midwest City, as the NOC softball player of the week, for the week ended Feb. 16. Sebock plays outfield and is a pre-physical therapy major.
“She batted 6-of-12 in the leadoff position with 10 RBIs, three doubles, and her first homerun of her career in the Lady Jets first four victories. Aaliyah was dynamite in centerfield as well, committing no errors and throwing out two base runners," said Coach Roberts.
The Lady Jets are undefeated after their first four games outscoring their opponents 41 to 14.


Dr. Vineyard Throws Out Ceremonial First Pitch

Dr. Vineyard
Pitchers spark NOC Enid softball debut sweep

Click on the link above to read the full story from the Enid News and Eagle about the first softball game in school history.

Daryck Jones Named Student-Athlete of the Week

Daryck Jones, a freshman from Midwest City, has been named Northern Oklahoma College Enid player of the week for the week ending Dec. 1.
Zack Howe, assistant coach, said, “Daryck led the Jets to a 2-1 record last week. He averaged 17.5 points, 4 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game. He shot 50 percent from the three point line (7-14) and 60 percent from the field. Daryck had been coming off the bench for us up until last week, when he started in all three games and assumed the role very nicely. He has also been taking care of his business off the court, currently maintaining a high grade point average.”


Ben Berry Named Student Athlete of the Week

Ben Berry has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) Enid men’s athlete of the week for Oct. 28 – Nov. 3. Berry is a 6-foot-four-inch sophomore forward/guard from Mustang.
“Ben was our player of the week for our two games at the Seward County Pepsi Classic against Northwest Kansas Tech and the Southern Colorado Kings. His averages are 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. He is shooting 72.7% from the field and 63.6% from 3-point range,” said Drew Bridges,” said Drew Bridges, NOC Enid assistant men's basketball coach.


Kendra Coleman Named Student Athlete of the Week

Kendra Coleman has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) Enid women’s athlete of the week for Oct. 7-13. Coleman is a freshman athletic training major from Red Oak.
“Kendra finished strong in our fall season and pitched a shutout win over Independence Community College as well as hit a 2-run home run. We are expecting big things from Kendra in the spring and hoping she can provide leadership in the circle,” said Jamie Roberts, NOC Enid women’s softball head coach.


Shyanna Sigman Named Student-Athlete of the Week

Shyanna (Shy) Sigman has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College (NOC) Enid women’s athlete of the week for Sept. 30 – Oct. 6. Sigman is a freshman softball player from Tecumseh, Okla.
“Shy is a catcher and outfielder with an extreme passion for the game and desire to win. She has had great success this fall at the plate. Shyanna is a fierce competitor on the field. One of her shining moments this fall was at Southwestern Oklahoma State University where she went 3-of-4 at theplate with 2 homeruns. She had a total of 5 homeruns this fall and we are expecting positive things from her in the spring,” said Jamie Roberts, NOC Enid women’s softball head coach.


Jared Thompson Named Student-Athlete of the Week

Jared Thompson has been selected as the NOC Enid student-athlete of the week for Sept. 30 - Oct 6. Jared is a freshman from John Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas, where he played for Head Coach Jay Sheets. Jared is an outfielder on the Jets baseball team majoring in Physical Education.

Jon Chidester Named Student-Athlete of the Week

Jon Chidester has been selected as the NOC Enid student-athlete of the week for Sept. 23-29. Jon is a sophomore from Rhome, Texas. He is a right handed pitcher on the NOC Enid Jets baseball team. Chidester is a business administration major and is an honor student.

Sydney Harrel Named Female Student-Athlete of the Week

Sydney Harrel has been selected as the NOC Enid female student-athlete of the week for Sept. 16-22. Harrel, a freshman from Leedey, Okla., had an outstanding weekend defensively against the University of Tulsa and Oklahoma Christian University. She had a 1.000 fielding percentage in 12 chances. “Sydney is everything you look for in a college student-athlete. She is a good student, coachable, dependable, and a terrific team player. She never complains, always works hard and makes those around her better. Sydney has a passion for competition and a winning attitude. We are so lucky to have her on our team,” NOC Enid Softball Coach Jamie Roberts said



Josh Palmer Named Male Student-Athlete of the Week

Josh Palmer has been selected as the NOC Enid male student-athlete of the week for Sept. 16-22. Josh is a six-foot-six-inch freshman forward from Union High School in Tulsa. “Josh has demonstrated tremendous work ethic in the classroom and in individual workouts,” Coach Greg Shamburg said. He is majoring in business administration.



Paige Eaton Named Female Student-Athlete of the Week

Paige Eaton has been selected as the NOC Enid women’s student-athlete of the week for September 9 -15. She is a sophomore from Claremore. Paige was a starter on the Jets women’s basketball team last season as a freshman. Coach Morris said of Paige, “She has shown tremendous leadership with her words and daily work ethic.” Eaton is majoring in arts and sciences.


Russ Colgan Named Male Student-Athlete of the Week

Russ Colgan has been selected the NOC Enid men’s student-athlete of the week for September 9 - 15. He is a sophomore outfielder for the Jets baseball team and is from Hurst, Texas. He hit in the top of the Jets lineup last season and was recognized by his teammates as the team MVP this past week as well. Colgan is majoring in arts and sciences.


Avery Walker Named Female Student-Athlete of the Week

Avery WalkerAvery Walker has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Enid women’s student-athlete of the week for Sept. 2-8. Walker is a freshman softball player from Marlow, Oklahoma. Avery always has a smile on her face, encourages her teammates, and plays with enthusiasm. Coach Jamie Roberts said that Walker, “has become a leader of our team and her attitude is contagious. Avery is probably one of the best athletes I have ever coached.” Walker is a Pre-Med major.


Jerame Littell Named Male Student-Athlete of the Week

Jerame LittellJerame Littell has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Enid men’s student-athlete of the week for Sept. 2-8. Littell is a transfer from Washburn University where he played QB last year on the football team. The Stillwater HS product had a great scrimmage vs the KC O’s. He had a grand slam, 2 triples and a double. Jeramie was also voted MVP for the week by his teammates. Littell is a Pre-Med major.


Mabee Center floor gets new paint job

Northern Oklahoma College Jets basketball fans will be watching the action on a newly painted gym floor at the Mabee Center this season. The gym floor now has the new Jet logo at center court and the Northern “N” on each half of the floor. The paint job was completed Sept. 5 and should last for several years.
The new paint job is the most recent project to continually improve the Mabee Center. Other recent projects include replacing bleachers on the east side and new carpet in the locker rooms. NOC has recently completed a rebranding for the school, which included the new athletic logos.

Desiree Nix Named Female Student-Athlete of the Week

Desiree NixDesiree (Dez) Nix has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Enid women’s student-athlete of the week for Aug. 26-31. Nix is a sophomore cheerleader from Norman, Oklahoma. She was the only high school junior All-American finalist at cheer camp this summer. She is a leader who comes to practice with a great attitude and pushes all her teammates to do better every time. Coach Josh Quintero said, “I am counting on Dez to help get our team to make finals at College Nationals this next spring.” Nix is a Pre-Medicine major.


Jovan Crnic Named Male Student-Athlete of the Week

Jovan Crnic has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Enid men’s student-athlete of the week for Aug. 26-31. Crnic is a freshman basketball player from Nis, Serbia. The 6’5” point guard has worked very hard in the weight room over the first couple weeks of the semester. Jovan is very grateful for his opportunity to play at Northern and he is majoring in Arts & Sciences.


Jets Cheerleading Squad Qualifies for Trip to Nationals

The Northern Oklahoma College Jets Cheerleading Squad attended the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) College Cheerleading Camp this past August at Oklahoma City University. The primary purpose of the camp was to qualify for NCA College Nationals which will be held in Daytona Beach, Fla. in April 2014.

Ten teams attended the two day camp, including Grambling State University, Oklahoma City University, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Texas Wesleyan, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, and others. Northern was by far the smallest squad at this camp with 14 cheerleaders. Most other schools had between 20 and 30 squad members. The Jets, competing at this camp for the first time in school history, finished tied for third and qualified for the NCA College Nationals.

During the two day camp, the Jets Cheerleaders learned new stunts, chants, and pyramids to bring back to campus. The final day of camp was a competition between all divisions. Camp competition is usually split into Division I, Division II and Junior College. However, the decision was made that all divisions would hold a single competition for the four bids.

The Jets learned and performed their Game Day routine at camp, adding their own crowd leading chants and stunts. Coach Quintero said of the Jets camp performance, “I believe we looked very good. Especially since we have seven freshman on the team, who, at that point, had never taken a college class. We were a very young team going against a lot of older and bigger teams.”

The bid winners were:

1. Grambling State University (NCA College National Finals qualifier in 2013)
2. Oklahoma City University (NCA College National Champions in 2013)
3. Tied Northeastern Oklahoma State University (NCA College Nationals 3rd place in 2013)
3. Tied Northern Oklahoma College-Enid (First Year at camp)
The NOC Enid Jets tied for 3rd place against three teams that either won College Nationals or made it to finals. Coach Quintero added, “We had a great showing at camp and had a lot of compliments about how good we looked. Our goal is to make it to Finals at Nationals this year. This will be a tough thing to do because we are looking at having 25 teams in our division. As a squad we are very confident in our ability.”

The Jets Cheer squad is currently raising funds to help pay for the NCA College Nationals in April. Anyone interested in supporting their efforts can contact Coach Josh Quintero at josh.quintero@noc.edu.


Kori Barrios Named Female Student-Athlete of the Week

Kori BarriosKori Barrios has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Enid softball player of the week for Aug. 19-25. Barrios is a member of both the Jets Softball and Basketball Programs. Kori, a freshman from Elk City, has shown leadership in early workouts and her work ethic is something to be admired. She finished first in the softball team fitness test and ran two miles in 15:47.


Korbin Polston Named Male Student-Athlete of the Week

Korbin PolstonKorbin Polston has been selected as the Northern Oklahoma College Enid baseball player of the week for Aug. 19-25. The sophomore outfielder, from Del City, led his summer team to a runner-up finish in the American Legion Mid-South Regionals. Polston led the Jets in four offensive categories and was Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference second team last season. Korbin is majoring in mathematics and is an honor student.