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2023 College Athletes

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Jackson State Community College
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Jackson State Community College

garrett Bryd

Jackson State Community College’s male athlete of the year, Garrett Byrd, played baseball for the Green Jays. A 6-foot-1 outfielder from Martin, he had a .344 batting average with 45 RBI, 41 hits, 12 home runs, six doubles and a triple last season. He has a 3.0 grade point average.

Tia Hymon

Jackson State Community College’s female athlete of the year, Tia Hymon, plays basketball for the school. The 6-foot-1 forward is the nation’s leading shot blocker among junior colleges,
averaging 5.5 blocks per game. She had 11 blocks against Columbia State. This season she averaged 10 points and 11 rebounds per game and shot 53 percent from the field. After
graduating among the top 10 in her class at South Side High School, she continued her stellar academics at JSCC. She will graduate with honors in May.