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Clark State Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Athletic Banquet (1)

Clark State Honors Student-Athletes at Annual Athletic Banquet (1)

May 22, 2023

Clark State College honored numerous student athletes at an in-person athletic banquet held May 10. The College honored Clark State athletes who earned honors on the All-OCCAC Academic Team, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and Conference awards.

“This year’s Athletic Banquet was so heartfelt and full of full circle moments,” said Naz Butler, director of athletics and student life at Clark State. “Our Student-Athletes works so hard on the court/field, in the classroom and balancing other roles they fulfil. This is one of the best days in Athletics for the hard work and commitment of our Student-Athletes to be seen and recognized by Administration, Coaches, fellow Student-Athletes, and family and friends.”

Butler said Clark State student athletes were awarded with numerous awards from MVPs to sportsmanship, academic honors, Conference awards, and more.

“To hear from our student athletes about their experiences, what they learned about themselves and how excited they are to go into their next seasons from newbies to leaders was beautiful,” she said. “We also celebrated our soaring athletes, many of which will be continuing their athletic careers. It was bittersweet, celebrating the finish line moment but seeing how prepared they were for life after Clark State College and Athletics.”

In 2014, Clark State joined NJCAA and competes at the Division II level in women’s softball, volleyball and basketball; and men’s baseball and basketball. Clark State is also a member of the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (OCCAC).

Team and OCCAC Award Winners


Kenny Blackmore, baseball: Team MVP

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Kayla Reeves, women’s basketball: OCCAC Sportsmanship Award & Team Hustle Award


Haylee Gunter, women’s basketball: Team Scholar-Athlete Award


Meghan Orr, volleyball: Team's Hustle Award


Mark Wise, men’s basketball: OCCAC 1st Team & Team MVP


Arizona Henderson, softball: Team Scholar Student-Athlete Award


Cooper Noel, baseball: Team Hustle Award


Ayendia Kimble, women’s basketball: OCCAC 1st Team & Team MVP

Mauricio Diaz: Team First Year Award


CJ Hartley, softball: Team Hustle Award


Kinsey Kunz, softball: Team Hustle Award


Devin Alston, men’s basketball: Team Hustle Award

Dale Bush, men’s basketball: OCCAC Sportsmanship Award & Team Scholar-Athlete Award

Bryce Jenkins, baseball: Team First-Year Award

Chyanna Hartley, softball: Team First-Year Award

Jessa Robbins, volleyball: Team First-Year Award


Amariah Hoerner, softball: MVP

Lilly Cushman, volleyball: Scholar Student-Athlete Award

Camille Fultz, Women’s Basketball OCCAC 2nd Team

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Matthew Schlanger, baseball: Team Scholar Student-Athlete Award


Lindsey Brayton, volleyball: OCCAC 1st Team & Team MVP

Washington Court House

Corynn Chrisman, softball: Scholar Student-Athlete Award

Blue and Gold Awards

Team of the Year

Women’s Basketball, Winning Record of 13-12

Coach of the Year

Rick Antinori, Baseball

Best Supporting Cast

Mikey MacDonald, baseball, Springfield

Male Newcomer of the Year

Bryce Jenkins, baseball, Springfield

Breakout Student-Athlete

Kenny Blackmore, baseball, Beavercreek

Female Outstanding Student-Athlete

Raelyn States, Softball, Cincinnati

Female Newcomer of the Year

Ayendia Kimble, Women’s Basketball, Franklin

Female Scholar Student-Athlete

Jessa Robbins, Volleyball: Springfield

Male Scholar Student-Athlete

Dale Bush, men’s basketball, Springfield

Male Outstanding Student-Athlete, Best Individual Game

Kenny Blackmore, baseball, Beavercreek

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