Chris Glaze, a shortstop at Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss., exemplifies sportsmanship, leadership, community service and academic excellence. Chris started 43 of 45 games for the Bobcats in 2007 and was selected to participate in the 2008 Mississippi Sophomore Showcase All-Star Game. In the classroom, he has maintained a 4.0 GPA in exercise physiology. He was selected to the 2008 Who’s Who Among America’s Community Colleges and was nominated for the 2008 USA Today All-USA Academic Team. As vice president of the Jones County Rho Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa – the international honor society of two-year colleges – Chris has been instrumental in scheduling many campus events, including the school’s 2007 Honor Study Lecture Series. He is also a mentor at local elementary schools, where he emphasizes the importance of remaining drug, alcohol and tobacco free. Chris’ other volunteer commitments include working at a local soup kitchen and assisting with the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
Chris is the recipient of the NJCAA’s Lea Plarski Award.