The San Jacinto College baseball and softball teams are headed to their respective National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournaments after super regional and regional tournament wins this past weekend.
The baseball team (48-13) defeated Navarro College in the best-of-three Mid-South Super Regional on Monday. The return to Junction, Colorado, for the JUCO World Series is the 26th in program history, and the first since 2018. The Alpine Bank JUCO World Series will take place May 29 – June 6.
For the women, San Jac (37-8) defeated Lamar State – Port Arthur in the Region XIV Tournament to clinch their fifth appearance in the national tournament. The NJCAA softball tournament will be May 25-29 in Yuma, Arizona.
“We are so excited to have our baseball and softball teams competing again in their national tournaments,” said Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives. “These student-athletes have faced many challenges this year through the pandemic and online learning to persevere and get to this point. I am extremely proud of their hard work, self-discipline, and determination. All of us at San Jacinto College look forward to following their success in the national tournaments.”
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.