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MassBay Student Athlete Earns National Academic Award

Thursday, June 30, 2011

WELLESLEY HILLS, MA (June 30, 2011) – MassBay baseball player Ben Leazott was recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) with a Superior Academic Achievement Award.

Mr. Leazott, a General Studies major, earned a 3.95 grade point average this past semester. On the field, he excelled as well, batting a stellar .358

“Ben has worked very hard for his achievements both in and out of the classroom,” said MassBay Athletics Director Bill Raynor. “He has made the entire MassBay community proud.”

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering athletic and academic opportunities to college students. It is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states.

Massachusetts Bay Community College (MassBay) is an open-access, accredited two-year public educational institution. The College grants associate degrees and certificates in a range of disciplines through its five divisions of academics: the Division of Health Sciences; the Division of Humanities; the Division of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (S.T.E.M.); the Division of Social Sciences & Professional Studies; and the Division of Transportation & Energy. Offering over 60 academic programs, MassBay serves Boston and the MetroWest communities with locations in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland (Automotive Technology Center). In 2011, MassBay celebrates 50 years of making a difference in the communities it serves.