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PHCC cross country team honored for academics

They studied and then they ran.

The Pasco-Hernando Community College women's cross country team was named an Academic Team of the Year by the National Junior College Athletic Association. The team had the second-highest grade point average among women's cross country teams in junior and community colleges nationwide. The top 10 teams are named academic teams of the year.

Team members with a GPA of 3.4 or better for the fall semester qualified for individual awards. Ashley Haggard of New Port Richey, Alexis Heymann of Hudson, Kimberly Horace of Lecanto, and Sarah Robinson and Jennifer Watts, both of Holiday, were named Individual Academic All-Americans. The team is coached by Jacqueline Wachtel.

Fishing: Skanska USA is sponsoring the second annual Catch and Release Fishing Tournament to benefit PHCC at 8 a.m. Friday at Hooters, 5336 Treadway Drive in Port Richey. To purchase tickets for the Captain's Party, register an angler team or partner as a sponsor, visit www.phcc.edu/gofish.

For more information, contact Lynn Rothman at (727) 816-3448 or rothmal@phcc.edu, or Arla Altman at (727) 816-3410 or altmana@phcc.edu.

Table tennis: The Land O'Lakes Table Tennis Club meets from 3 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday and from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday at the Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd.

There are 60 members already and the club is open to ages 16 and up and all skill levels

For more information about joining, call Don Goff at (813) 929-8055 or e-mail loltabletennis@gmail.com.

Pro wrestling: Every Tuesday at 8:30 p.m., Club Bourbon Street at 4331 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey hosts Florida Championship Wrestling. Cover is $7.

Florida Championship Wrestling is the only official World Wrestling Entertainment developmental league in the United States and it has been in existence for more than four decades. Officially sanctioned and recently reorganized by the WWE, FCW is the proving grounds for future WWE superstars and developed the likes of John Cena and Dave Batista.

For information, visit www.fcwwrestling.com.

Running: Genesis Health & Fitness is taking registrations for the first 5K/10K Charity Run-Walk for Jericho Road Ministries: Mary's House on Saturday.

The event will begin at 8 a.m. at the entrance to River Country on U.S. 19.

The entry fee is $25. The money raised will benefit Jericho Road Ministries, which established and operates Mary's House as a shelter for homeless women.

Participants are asked to recruit sponsors to pledge money to be donated in their name. Refreshments and awards will be given at Genesis Health & Fitness immediately after the event. For information or to register, call (352) 597-9383.

Got an upcoming event? How about results, scores or other info? Then e-mail Community Sports Editor Mike Camunas at mcamunas@sptimes.com.

PHCC cross country team honored for academics 04/07/08 [Last modified: Monday, April 7, 2008 7:18pm]
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