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Tyrel Morgan named NJCAA First Team All-American


  NOC Sophomore Tyrel Morgan earned NJCAA First Team All-American Honors on Wednesday.

  He was selected to the 10-player first team Wednesday afternoon.

  Morgan is the first Maverick to be named First Team All-American.

  “What an honor,” said coach Donnie Jackson.  “It couldn’t happen to a more deserving student-athlete. We talked a lot last summer about him working on his game to be an All-American and he put the time in to make it happen.”

  “To be the first NOC Mav men’s basketball player to be named 1st Team All-American in school history is pretty special,” Jackson added.  “There have been a lot of great players who have come through Tonkawa and this is quite the accomplishment.”

  Morgan is a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia, and averaged 16 points and eight rebounds for the Mavs who reached the Elite Eight at the NJCAA Tournament in April.

  Morgan has committed to play for Texas State.

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

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