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Catawba Valley Community College
2550 Hwy 70 SE
Hickory NC 28602-8302

PH: 828-327-7000 X 4041
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Dr. Garrett Hinshaw

Athletic Director
Nicholas Schroeder

Athletic Trainer
Tim Gilbert

Sports Information Director
Paul Rozzelle

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College News
Catawba Valley CC Announce Mascot Rebranding Campaign
February 26, 2014

CVCC ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT – Catawba Valley Community College is excited to announce the campaign “Our School, Our Brand” in which a new mascot will be selected to represent CVCC. The new brand at CVCC looks to embody all of the past and future success of CVCC and the Catawba Valley area through the naming of a new mascot. To achieve the best representative of CVCC they are asking the CVCC Faculty, Staff, and Students, along with everyone in the Catawba Valley area to submit ideas of a new mascot to OURBRAND@CVCC.edu. All submissions will be considered and submission of mascot ideas is open on Wednesday, February 26 and will go through Friday, March 21. The top ideas will be selected from the submissions and will be made public for a final vote on Wednesday, March 26 through Thursday, April 3. The selection of the new brand will be announced at CVCC’s annual Spring Fling hosted by SGA on Wednesday, April 9.

The current mascot for CVCC is the Buccaneers, and while this has served the community well in the past, the move into the new era of CVCC calls for a brand that encompasses the history and tradition of CVCC and of the Catawba Valley Region.

In the past years CVCC has seen a multitude of success in the classroom, on the athletic fields, and through our student organizations. CVCC has had national and state champions in academic programs such as Skills USA, cosmetology, and entrepreneurship. The CVCC athletics program has accumulated 12 Conference titles, 11 Region titles, 7 District titles, and 7 appearances in the NJCAA National Tournament in just the past 9 years. In the past 3 years we have had a least 1 team represent CVCC in the National Tournament.

Hickory Daily Record Story: http://www.hickoryrecord.com/news/article_28b611a6-9f26-11e3-abd5-001a4bcf6878.html

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CVCC_OurBrand

Catawba Valley CC Volleyball Claims 2nd Straight District Title
November 2, 2013

District P Championship Match, Saturday, November 2, 2013

#1 Catawba Valley Community College  vs. #3 Pasco-Hernando Community College

25-21, 25-27, 30-28, 25-22

CVCC Leaders:
Kills: Aimee Cloninger 16, Leah Wells 13, Tiffany Brooks 9, Anna Henderson 7, Madison Pogue 4, Megan Gouge 4, Katie Ruff 1
Digs: Hannah Lewis 19, Leah Wells 16, Aimee Cloninger 15, Katie Ruff 10, Madison Pogue 9 
Assists: Madison Pogue 39
Aces: Aimee Cloninger 2, Leah Wells 1, Katie Ruff 1, Madison Pogue 1 
Blocks: Anna Henderson 3, Megan Gouge 3, Tiffany Brooks 2, Leah Wells 1.5, Aimee Cloninger 1

In the final match of the day, the Lady Buccaneers of Catawba Valley took on the Conquistadors of Pasco Hernando Community College.  Intensity was high right from the beginning and the Bucs capitalized on their home court advantage, winning the first set 25-21.  The Conquistadors battled back in the second set and the Bucs dropped it, 25-27.  Points were back and forth in the third set, with the Conquistadors having game point 4 times, but the Bucs refused to lose and battled for the win 30-28.  Catawba Valley clenched the match in the fourth set, 25-22, winning the District P Title and a bid for the NJCAA Division II National Tournament to be held in Toledo, Ohio on November 21, 22 and 23. 
Leading the offense for the Bucs was Region X Player of the Year Aimee Cloninger with 16 kills.  Sophomore Captain Leah Wells contributed 13 kills, Tiffany Brooks had 9, Anna Henderson posted 7 kills and Madison Pogue and Megan Gouge had 4 kills each.  Libero Hannah Lewis controlled the defense with 19 digs, Leah Wells had 16, Aimee Cloninger posted 15 and Katie Ruff and Madison Pogue had 10 and 9 digs respectively.  Madison Pogue ran the offense with 39 assists.  For the serving game, Aimee Cloninger aced 2 balls, and Leah Wells, Katie Ruff and Madison Pogue all had 1 ace each.  The block was strong for the Lady Buccaneers with Anna Henderson and Megan Gouge putting up 3 total blocks each.  Tiffany Brooks had 2 blocks, Leah Wells had 1.5 and Aimee Cloninger added 1 block. 
With wins this weekend, CVCC claimed the NJCAA Division II Region X Tournament Championship and the NJCAA Division II District P Championship. 
Award earned for the year were as follows:
Aimee Cloninger – NJCAA Region X Player of the Year
Leah Wells – NJCAA Region X All-Conference
Megan Gouge – NJCAA Region X All-Conference
Hannah Lewis – NJCAA Region X All-Conference – Honorable Mention
Shannon Hudson – NJCAA Region X Coach of the Year
CVCC – NJCAA Region X Carolina-Virginia Regular Season Conference Champion
CVCC – NJCAA Region X Tournament Champion
CVCC – NJCAA District P Champion

The Bucs overall regular season record is 36-0 and their regular season conference record is 16-0.  In post season play, Catawba Valley is 3-0, bringing their overall record to a phenomenal 39-0!!!

Three Bucs Named NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award Winners
June 20, 2013

The NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., released the names of the 2012-2013 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards. The Catawba Valley Community College Buccaneers Student-Athletes saw three student-athletes honored, the most of any year. The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards were previously known as NJCAA Academic All-American honors. The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards honors student-athletes who have completed their Sophomore year with a high cumulative GPA. The NJCAA academic awards are:

  • NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale)
  • NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 to 3.99 on a 4.00 scale)
  • NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale)

The Bucs Baseball team saw two student-athletes named for Exemplary Academic Achievement with first baseman Ryan Karl and left-handed pitcher Aaron Sparks receiving the award. Aaron Sparks finished his career at CVCC with a 3.67 GPA. Sparks appeared in 10 games on the season throwing 13 strikeouts and posting a 2.60 era. Sparks will continue his college and baseball career at Emory and Henry University in Virginia. Ryan Karl finished his time at CVCC with a 3.79 GPA. Karl appeared in 29 games hitting 3 home runs and batting in 23 rbi. Karl also led the team with 11 doubles. Karl will continue his college and baseball career at Cornell University in New York this fall.

The Men’s Basketball team saw Sophomore guard Victor Moore named for Superior Academic Achievement with a 3.81 GPA. Moore appeared in 24 games while scoring 86 points and shooting 54.7% from the field. Moore will continue his college career at Appalachian State University where he received an Academic Scholarship for his academic success.

Four CVCC Baseball Players named to All-Region X Teams
May 9, 2013

NJCAA Region X announced their All-Team selections and four CVCC Bucs baseball players were named to the list. Freshman Ryan Smith and Bryson Bowman were selected as First-Team while Freshman Kurt Stabasefski and Sophomore Robert Whaley were named to the Second-Team. Bowman was also named to the Region X All-Defensive team.

Freshman Outfielder Bryson Bowman leads the Bucs in 4 offensive categories with 62 hits, 51 runs (ranks 14th in the nation), 5 homeruns and 12 stolen bases. Bowman has a .363 average and has logged 9 doubles and 32 rbi and 25 walks. Bowman has also served up 5 sacrifice flies which ranks him 14th in the nation. Bowman posted a .977 fielding percentage and logged 84 putouts.

Freshman Ryan Smith led the Bucs with a .415 batting average (26th best in the nation) and a .483 on base percentage while playing first base. He logged 51 hits with 7 doubles, 1 triple and a homerun. Smith scored 35 runs while knocking in 29 rbi. He was the toughest Buc to strikeout with only 7 strikeouts in 123 at bats. Smith also logged 4 steals on the season.

Freshman Kurt Stabasefski anchored the shortstop position for the Bucs. Stabasefski was second on the team with a .386 batting average. He posted 44 hits with a double and 28 runs scored. Stabesefski knocked in 17 rbi on the season and stole 4 bases. He had a .942 fielding percentage and helped the Bucs with 16 double plays.

Sophomore right handed pitcher Robert Whaley had a team high 7 wins (17th in the nation) on the season and led the team in innings pitched 77 (14th in the nation) and strikeouts with 56. Whaley has a 2.34 era and has pitched 4 complete games on the season (35th in the nation).

The #10 ranked Bucs start the Region X/Southeast District Tournament tomorrow as the #1 seed in the tournament. They will play the #8 seed Surry CC at 7:00pm.

Complete Region X All-Teams listed below:
1st Team

Hunter Allen (Brunswick CC)
Ryan Kennedy (Wake Tech)
Brandon Mitchell (Danville CC)
Ryan Smith (Catawba Valley CC)

Bryson Bowman (Catawba Valley CC)
Willie Pantoja (Wake Tech CC)
Ryan Hill (Brunswick CC)

Ryan Brendle (Brunswick CC)

Designated Hitter
Dylan Sligh (Danville CC)

Zachary Andrews (Brunswick CC)
Bryant Stafford (Southeastern CC)

2nd Team
Zach Brown (Southeastern CC)
Josh Holcomb (Wake Tech CC)
Kurt Stabasefski (Catawba Valley CC)
Logan Walden (Wilkes CC)

Houston Ison (Rockingham CC)
Willie Pantoja (Wake Tech CC)
Chastin Radford (Lenoir CC)

Sam Remick (Lenoir CC)

Designated Hitter
Logan Walden (Wilkes CC)

Jason Turner (Patrick Henry CC)
Robert Whaley (Catawba Valley CC)

Region X All-Defensive Team
1st Base Ryan Kennedy (Wake Tech CC)
2nd Base Seth Hendren (Wilkes CC)
SS Hunter Allen (Brunswick CC)
3rd Base Robbie Hiser (Lenoir CC)
OF Bobby Lewis (Wilkes CC)
OF Jonathan Corbett (Brunswick CC)
OF Bryson Bowman (Catawba Valley CC)
Catcher Sam Remick (Lenoir CC)
Pitcher Matt Lowry (Brunswick CC)

Defensive Player of the Year: Ryan Kennedy (Wake Tech CC)
Region Player of the Year: Zachary Andrews (Brunswick CC)
Region Coach of the Year: Robbie Allen (Brunswick CC)

CVCC Women's Basketball Student-Athlete Anika Jones #10 jersey hanging in Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
May 8, 2013

Young athletes often dream of being recognized for their contributions to the game at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Catawba Valley Community College Women’s Basketball standout Anika Jones, that dream has come true. Jones’s #10  jersey was placed at the Ring of Honor display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, Tenn. in recognition of her outstanding play for the 2012-2013 season. Jones’s helped guide the Buccaneers Women’s Basketball team to a 30-1 record and a #3 ranking in the NJCAA DII poll.  Jones led the team with 18.9 points per game and scored 586 points which was 8th most in the nation.  Her field goal percentage was an amazing 56.6 which ranked her 8th in the nation.  Jones’s defense was also impressive as she logged 89 steals which was good enough for 25th most in the nation.  Jones was named an NJCAA First Team All-American, the first athlete to receive the award in the last 10 years of the athletic program reforming.

“The Ring of Honor is an exhibit at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame where we honor the nation’s top players at every level,” said Josh Sullivan, Director of Basketball Relations for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. “To have your jersey on display at the Hall of Fame is a huge privilege and we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of these young athletes.”

The Ring of Honor is one of the many unique displays of the Hall of Fame. Not only does the Ring of Honor provide a colorful backdrop at the Hall of Fame’s many exhibits, but it also recognizes some young basketball players for their achievements in their sport. By acknowledging the athletes, the Hall of Fame is able to fulfill its mission to “honor the past, celebrate the present and promote the future” of women’s basketball.

Currently, the Ring of Honor consists of over 100 jerseys hanging from the rafters of the back rotunda at the Hall of Fame. The display includes jerseys of the top high school and college players from the 2012-2013 season. The Ring of Honor has displayed jerseys from some of the best players in the world including Candace Parker, Britney Griner, Sue Bird, and Candice Wiggins.

The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, opened in 1999, is located in Knoxville, Tenn. The Hall of Fame is the only facility of its kind, dedicated to all levels of women’s basketball. For more information on the Ring of Honor or the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame visit www.wbhof.com or call (865) 663-9000.

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Participating sports
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Men's Basketball II - Stats Archive
Women's Basketball II - Stats Archive
Women's Volleyball II - Stats Archive

Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 1

Men's Championships: 1
Women's Championships: 0

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Division II Golf: 1990

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