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Megan Winton was a two-sport athlete for the Panthers this season, following her Coach (Tim Kiernan) out on the links in the fall as a golfer and then over to “The Yard” in the spring as a softball player. On the golf course she would record a person season best score of 97 twice, while she averaged around a 106 on the year. She helped lead her team to a 5th place finish at the Nor-Cal Championships. On the softball field she helped lead the Panthers offense with a team-high 52 hits and 16 doubles. She scored the 2nd most runs, with 38, had the 3rd best average on the team at .403, and drove in 33 runs with 3 long balls this spring.

Winton helped lead the Panthers to a 2nd place finish in the Big 8 Conference and another post-season appearance. She was named to the 1st Team All-Big 8 Conference as an outfielder. While her season just came to an end in the Nor-Cal Super Regional last weekend, she can now focus on her options for where she will continue her education and softball career next season.

Jerrod Bravo helped lead the Panthers baseball team to the post-season for the 37th consecutive year. He was named a Pre-Season All-American and did not disappoint one bit. He finished the season with a .340 batting average and played in 37 games for the Panthers. Jerrod led the team with 10 doubles, 30 runs batted in, 12 stolen bases and was 2nd on the team with 49 hits. He also had the 2nd highest on base and slugging percentage on the team.

Bravo was named to the All-Big 8 Conference 1st Team as an infielder and has committed to play baseball at NCAA Division I Cal State Fullerton next year…the 6th Panther to do so. He is also all set to compete in the premier Northwoods (Collegiate Wood Bat Baseball) League this summer for the LaCrosse (Wisconsin) Loggers.

Taylor Hodel (157 lbs), Desi Rios (165 lbs), Alex Campos-Chambers (174 lbs) and Kenny Steers (184 lbs) win Individual Championships!

With four individual state champions, Sacramento City College ended the three-year reign by Fresno City at the CCCAA State Wrestling Championships, which took place at San Joaquin Delta College. With this being the first year a school can enter two wrestlers in one weight, the Panthers were able to advance both of their athletes to the finals at 165 pounds, which helped them earn points during the two-day tournament. They easily out-distanced the Rams, 171-133.5 in team points. Mt. San Antonio College, who had three individual state champs, came in third place with 113.5 points. Fresno City added to their state-leading total with two more champions and now have 68 champions.The championship round started with Mt. SAC winning the first two individual championships, followed by Fresno City with a pair. But that’s when the Panthers went on a run with four consecutive champions until Sierra College ended the run with a win at 197 pounds. Mt. SAC ended the night with an overtime win for their third champion.

Alex Campos-Chambers capped off one of the greatest seasons in SCC wrestling history by capturing the State Championship in the 174 pound division and an overall record of 38 wins and 3 losses.  In the CCCAA State Championship meet, Alex recorded two falls in his three matches and pinned the returning State Finalist as he was voted Most Outstanding Wrestler of the State Meet.  Alex also garnered All-American honors for his efforts on the mat, but he was just as dedicated in the classroom posting a 3.77 GPA in the fall semester and was named to the CCCWCA Academic All-American Team.

Campos-Chambers helped the Panthers win back-to-back Big 8 Conference titles and was voted a 1st Team All-Big 8 Conference Selection (for the 2nd consecutive year) and was also named the Big 8 Conference Wrestler of the Year.  He set a SCC school record with 32 falls, breaking the old record (28) set back in 1970, and when combined with his 20 falls from the 2012 season, he set a new State Record with 52 falls in his junior college career.  His accomplishments this season were again recognized state-wide as he was named the CCCAA December Male Athlete of the Month.