Bulldogs Student-Athletes Earn Transfer Scholarships

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College proudly announces 16 student-athletes from the 2014-15 academic year who have committed to play on scholarship at four-year institutions and universities.

“We are very proud of the way all of our student-athletes represented South Suburban College this past year,” said Steve Ruzich, Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach. “They have done an excellent job of balancing their education and sports with a great deal of hard work on and off the field. I would also like to congratulate those who have earned scholarships to keep playing and furthering their education–we wish you all the best and look forward to watching your continued growth and success.”

As of July 27, 2015, those commitments are as follows:

Name Sport at SSC Position High School Previously Attended College Transfer Scholarship
Lavell Boyd Men’s Basketball G Farragut Academy (IL) University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kelsie Brezinski Softball IF Lake Central (IN) Calumet College
Jerry Davis, III Men’s Basketball G Gordon Tech (IL) Robert Morris College
Becky Dent Volleyball MH/OH Powell (WY) Dominican University
Tyler Fritz Baseball RHP Grant Park (IL) Indiana University-South Bend
Alyssa Gebo Women’s Basketball G Griffith (IN) Indiana University Northwest
Jake Hikey Baseball C Lincoln-Way East (IL) Northern Kentucky
Courtney Holm Softball OF Crown Point (IN) Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne
Nick Kellams Baseball OF Lake Central (IN) Indiana University-South Bend
Mariah Middleton Women’s Basketball G Bloom Trail (IL) Missouri Valley College
Ryan Novak Baseball LHP Lincoln-Way West (IL) Indiana University-South Bend
Tevin Parker Men’s Basketball F CICS Longwood (IL) Calumet College
Justin Pasko Baseball RHP T.F. South (IL) Purdue Calumet
Jordan Perry Men’s Basketball F Crete-Monee (IL) Trinity Christian
Jesse Smith Baseball RHP Griffith (IN) Indiana University-South Bend
Jeremy Wright Baseball SS Andrean (IN) University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The South Suburban College Bulldogs are a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), offering full tuition scholarships in seven sports: Men’s Basketball, Soccer and Baseball, along with Women’s Basketball, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball. Bulldogs’ student-athletes have enjoyed much success in the classroom and on the playing field over the years. Currently, 73% of SSC student-athletes continue their playing careers at four-year schools. Countless Bulldogs have transferred to play their respective sports at hundreds of different NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III schools, in addition to NAIA institutions. More than 50 former Bulldogs have further advanced on to play Professional and Semi-Pro sports. Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich is in the NJCAA Coaches Hall of Fame.

Please visit www.ssc.edu or contact Coach Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413 for more information about SSC Athletic Programs. SSC’s Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois.

Bulldogs student-athletes signing transfer scholarships
SSC student-athletes sign their commitment letters: Mariah Middleton, Alyssa Gebo, Kelsie Brezinski, Lavell Boyd, Jerry Davis, III, and Tevin Parker are part of at least 16 Bulldogs who will be advancing on to play their respective sports on scholarship in 2015-16.