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CGTC Lady Titans and Titans Advance Athletic Endeavors to Four-Year Colleges

June 13, 2014

Macon, GA — Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) and Central Georgia Technical College Athletics is pleased to announce that five former Lady Titans and Titans have signed Letters of Intent to continue their education and athletic endeavors at four-year postsecondary institutions.

The Lady Titans capped off a successful 2013-2014 season with a 16-4 conference record, 22-13 overall. This season marks the first time the CGTC women's basketball team has won a Georgia College Athletic Association (GCAA) post-season game, advancing them to the semi-finals of the conference tournament.

The trio of Ta'Kierra Gibbs, Emili Russ, and Laura Cherranfant led the Lady Titans throughout the entire season. Gibbs, a 5'9" sophomore guard from Eatonton, ended the season averaging 17.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 4.2 steals. Emili Russ, a 6'0" sophomore forward from Oxford, garnered 12.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.8 steals. Laura Cherranfant, a 6'2" sophomore forward from Lauderhill, FL, rounded out the Lady Titan signees averaging 3.8 points and 5 rebounds on the season.

Gibbs, Russ, and Cherranfant have all signed Letters of Intent to continue their education and showcase their athletic talents at Western Carolina University (Cullowhee, NC), Georgia Southwestern University (Americus), and Thomas University (Thomasville), respectively.

On the men's basketball side, the Titans were able to secure their best season in school history with their 12-8 conference record, 22-13 overall. The men's basketball team garnered a second place spot in the GCAA tournament, earning them their first trip to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) tournament.

Cameron Baker, a 6'1" sophomore guard from Columbus, dominated the 2013-2014 season averaging 18.9 points, 3.4 assists, and 2.7 steals. Baker is the first basketball player in CGTC Athletics history to earn 1,000 career points. Nigel Jackson, a 6'9" sophomore from Fayetteville, helped the Titans by averaging 3.4 points, and 0.9 blocks this season.

Baker has signed a Letter of Intent to attend Columbus State University (Columbus) in the fall, while Jackson will take his talents to Pfeiffer University (Misenheimer, NC).


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