GCC Athletic Department Wins Learfield, Natycaa Cups
 
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 B. Rowan & R. Case with Award

GCC Assistant Athletic Director Brian Rowan (left) and Athletic Director Ron Case smile upon receiving the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup during the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) conference held June 14 in Orlando, Fla.  The competition was comprised of more than 700 two-year colleges that participate in non-scholarship and scholarship divisions.

Deptford Twp. – Gloucester County College emerged as the Best Junior College Program in the Nation from the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) conference held June 14 in Orlando, Fla. 

Receiving the highest honor an athletic program can attain, the Roadrunners brought home the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. The competition was comprised of more than 700 two-year colleges that participate in non-scholarship and scholarship divisions.

“I can’t say enough about the quality of our student athletes and the work our coaches do with them,” said Athletic Director Ron Case of this once-in-a-lifetime event. “Winning the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup is a great tribute to Gloucester County College, its Administration, the athletic staff and our student athletes. It is certainly a monumental occasion for us all.”

The Learfield Cup win was supported by the following five NJCAA National Championship performances: Women’s Tennis, Cross Country and Track and Field along with Men’s Tennis and Baseball.  GCC’s Women’s Soccer and Men’s Cross County teams both achieved national runner-up finishes, which drove the athletic department to enjoy its best year ever. 

The Roadrunners were also awarded their fourth-consecutive National Alliance of Two-Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup this week as the top non-scholarship National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) program in the nation.
 
Assistant Athletic Director Brian Rowan said, “All the hard work of the coaches, student athletes and staff has paid off. We’re proud to bring this honor to Gloucester County College. We hope that the college community is just as proud.”

“Winning teams and the recognition that goes along with these earned accolades are the end result of the hard work and dedication of our students, coaches and athletic directors have displayed over this past year,” said GCC President Frederick Keating. “Along with the rigors of a full class load, these student athletes have continued to outrank their competitors. Our Roadrunners should be commended for a job-well done and will prove to go on to receive many more deserved honors.”



Gloucester County College’s 250-acre campus is located on Tanyard Road in Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.