b'MGCCC softball takes top MGCCC academic spotSwinging for the fencesCoach Kenneth Longs softball team not only finished fourth at the NJCAA Division II Softball Championship in Oxford, Alabama, it also had the highest GPA among all MGCCC teams, with 19 players making MACCC All-Academic teams. The team had a combined 3.73 GPA, with NJCAA All-American Rakeya Travis, at left, earning MACCC academic kudos along with her on-field excellence. Bulldog football sends 25 players to four-year schoolsCoach Jack Wrights football team went undefeated again in MACCC South action to claim its second-straight division crown. The conference was the only one in the NJCAA to play football in the fall, so the Bulldogs didnt get a chance to defend their national championship. Five members of the team headed to Power 5 schools, with 25 total players earning shots at four-year schools. That total dwarfed the other schools in the conference.At left, Navonteque Strong is likely to start at Louisiana State University this year.Listed as the nations No. 1 middle linebacker prospect in the junior college ranks, Strong recorded 59 tackles, five sacks and 11.5 tackles for loss in six games during his sophomore year. As a freshman, he helped Gulf Coast to the NJCAA national championship with 104 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.28'