50th Anniversary Thru The Years Athletics - Garrett College

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Celebrating 50 HomeThrough the years: Athletics

Garrett College features winning championship history


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Garrett College's rich athletic history includes six Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference championships, three NJCAA Region XX crowns, and two District 15 titles. All of that winning has produced four NJCAA national tournament team appearances, including three in men's basketball and one in women's basketball.

The first Laker squad to crack the championship barrier was the 1994 men's basketball team, which went 28-7 on the way to claiming Maryland JuCo and Region XX crowns and playing in that year's national championship tournament. Dennis Gibson's program also won back-to-back district championships, leading to two more national tournament appearances in 2014 and 2015.

In 2021, the Lakers reached the NJCAA Division II men’s basketball final four and finished #4 in the nation, with the best finish in program history. The Lakers won both region and district championships for the third time in the last eight seasons.

The GC women's basketball program won its first state title in 2003, starting a six-year stretch in which the Lakers claimed three state crowns and its only Region XX championship in 2008. The 2008 regional crown provided the program with its only national tournament berth.

GC's baseball team won two state titles in seven years, claiming the 1997 and 2003 championships. The program was also Region XX runner-up in 2000 and 2004.

Two Laker golfers each earned consecutive national tournament berths – David Hall in 2014 and 2015, and Zack Harvey in 2018 and 2019.

The newest Garrett College sport – wrestling – is already creating championship moments. Jordan Day (157 pounds) and Tanner Clark (285 pounds) won district championships in 2019 and 2020, respectively, in the first two years of the program's existence.

Five Lakers advanced to nationals in both 2019 and 2020, with Clark and Davy Mundey being the only two-time national qualifiers in the program's short history. Austin Dyson, Garrett Beaulieu, Loic Tueguo, Jacob Sweitzer, and Chris Estrada are the other wrestlers who earned national tournament berths in the first two years of the program.

Ten Lakers qualified for the national tournament in 2021 with Noah Korenoski (157 pounds), Loic Tueguo (197 pounds), and Brady Villa (141 pounds) each reaching the consolation quarterfinals.

Athletics Championships

Baseball

  • 1997 MDJUCO Champions
  • 2000 Region XX Runner Up
  • 2003 MDJUCO Champions
  • 2004 Region XX Runner Up
  • 2015 Region XX Final Four Appearance
  • 2018 Region XX Final Four Appearance
  • 2019 Region XX Final Four Appearance

Men's Basketball

  • 1994 MDJUCO Champions
  • 1994 Region XX Champions
  • 1994 NJCAA DII National Championship Tournament Appearance
  • 2003 Region XX Champions
  • 2014 District 15 Champions
  • 2014 NJCAA DII National Championship Tournament Appearance
  • 2015 District 15 Champions
  • 2015 NJCAA DII National Championship Tournament Appearance
  • 2021 Region XX Champions
  • 2021 District 15 Champions
  • 2021 NJCAA DII National Championship Tournament Appearance, #4 in the Nation

Women's Basketball

  • 2003 MDJUCO Champions
  • 2005 MDJUCO Champions
  • 2007 MDJUCO Champions
  • 2008 Region XX Champions
  • 2008 NJCAA DII National Championship Tournament Appearance
  • 2021 Region XX Finalists

Golf

  • 2014 NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament Appearance - David Hall
  • 2015 NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament Appearance - David Hall
  • 2018 NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament Apperance - Zack Harvey
  • 2019 NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament Appearance - Zack Harvey

Wrestling

  • 2019 District Championships: Jordan Day (157 pounds) and Tanner Clark (285 pounds)
  • 2020 District Championships: Jordan Day (157 pounds) and Tanner Clark (285 pounds)
  • 2019 – 5 NJCAA National Tournament Qualifiers
  • 2020 – 5 NJCAA National Tournament Qualifiers
  • 2021 – 10 NJCAA National Tournament Qualifiers

Athletics timeline


  • Men's basketball

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  • Baseball - Final Four Appearance

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  • Women's basketball

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  • 2014-2015: Golf, David Hall NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament Appearance

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  • Men's Basketball

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  • Wrestling

    Garrett introduces wrestling program

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  • 2019-2019: Golf, Zack Harvey NJCAA DIII National Championship Tournament Appearance

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  • 2019-2020 - 5 NJCAA National Tournament Qualifiers (pictured are 2019 National Qualifiers)

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  • Men's Basketball 2021

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  • Women's Basketball 2021

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  • Wrestling 2021

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