2018 George Scott Award Winners

2018 George Scott Award Winners

Mandie Perea, Avery Boccela and Job Alexander are the 2018 recipients of the prestigious George W. Scott Award for academic excellence at Trinidad State Junior College. The Scott Award is presented annually to the Trinidad State athlete, or athletes, who have participated in one or more major sports over three consecutive semesters and have the highest scholastic record of all athletes over that same period.

Mandie Perea was a captain on the women's basketball team. She has a 4.0 average and was an Academic All-American as a freshman. She was a member of the 2018 Region IX All-Tournament team and holds records at TSJC for scoring, including the two highest scoring single games in TSJC women's basketball history, 38 against Laramie County and 44 against Fort Carson. She shot an amazing 94% free throw percentage her sophomore season. Mandie has a scholarship to continue her education and playing career at Western New Mexico University this fall.

Avery Boccella is a power-hitting infielder for the TSJC softball team. She is also a 4.0 student and an Academic All-American. On the field this year she is hitting .348 with 8 homeruns. Her on field highlights of the year are a game winning grand slam against Otero and winning a pair of Region IX titles at TSJC. She will be heading to Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri to continue her education and softball career.

Job Alexander is a captain on the men's basketball squad. He is the 2018 Rising Star award winner from TSJC. He is an Academic All-American and a 4.0 student. On the court he averaged 12 points a game as a sophomore but pumped that up to 23 points a game during the playoffs. He was voted as one of the top Student Leaders on campus. He will continue his playing and education career at California Polytechnic State University.

The George W. Scott award is named for long-time Coach and Administrator George W. Scott who led Trojan athletics in the 1930's. He is a member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and Scott Gym on the Trinidad State campus bears his name.