Camden County College Student Among State's Sportswomen of Year
One of the top scholar-athletes in Camden County College’s Class of 2011 was honored as a Woman of the Year at this year’s New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (NJAIAW) National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration.
Softball player Jordan Bannar of Cherry Hill was one of 40 female student-athletes from throughout the Garden State to be recognized. The pre-nursing major has successfully balanced academic excellence with outstanding athletic achievement by performing brilliantly both inside and outside the classroom.
Bannar, who entered Camden County College as a New Jersey Student Tuition Assistance Reward Scholarship (NJ STARS) recipient, has maintained a 3.83 grade-point average and a place on the President’s List. She received the Halpern Family Scholarship during last year’s Camden County College Academic Awards and Scholarship Ceremony.
During the 2010 softball season, Bannar led her team to the semi-finals of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XIX Championship. She achieved a batting average of .515, an on-base percentage of .579 and a slugging percentage of .711 and earned first-team All-Garden State Athletic Conference and All-Region XIX honors. This year, she is serving as a team captain.
More than 800 people attended the NJAIAW National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration banquet. The event was held at Seton Hall University and included presentation of a commemorative clock to every honoree.
Student-athletes from each of New Jersey’s two- and four-year institutions of higher education were recognized during the event. Camden County College’s selection committee chose Bannar to receive the award because of her academic success, her athletic excellence and the leadership she has shown both in class and on the playing field.
“It’s really a balancing act to be able to maintain academic excellence – particularly in a demanding program like pre-nursing – while being a standout athlete and a leader on the field,” said Bill Bartley, CCC’s assistant athletic director. “Jordan is a wonderful young lady and a source of pride for Camden County College.”
Bannar will graduate from CCC in May. She plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing, preferably at Rutgers–Camden.
Published: March 07, 2011