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Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Shelton State Community College proudly announces the selection of Cara Crosslin as the Alabama Community College Conference Athletic Director of the Year.


Closing out her third year at Shelton State, Crosslin previously served as the College’s Athletic Support Specialist.  She is a former coach and athletic director at Thompson High School in Alabaster, Alabama, and played basketball at The University of Alabama from 1993 until 1997.


“Since arriving at Shelton State, Cara has been instrumental in building a strong and supportive athletic department,” stated Amanda Harbison, Shelton State’s Dean of Student Services.    “Her vision for our students reflects her passion for student success, and her experience as a student-athlete has proved to be an invaluable foundation for her leadership.  She connects with our students and provides direction for the division as a whole.  I am proud of Coach Crosslin and the way our student athletes have flourished under her guidance.”


Harbison’s sentiments are echoed by Dean Myrick, the Alabama Community College Conference Commissioner.  “Cara has done a great job as athletic director at Shelton State. Over her years, Shelton State has continued a culture of excellence on and off the court and fields, both athletically and academically.  She is also very engaged with the Conference and did an amazing job with the men’s and women’s basketball tournament this past year.  Cara is fantastic to work with, and I look forward to many years of working with her.”


“This is a tremendous honor, but it is an award that I share with all the hard-working people around me,” said Crosslin.  “As athletic director, I value setting an example of teamwork for our student athletes, and that is only possible because of the people I am surrounded by.  I humbly accept this award on behalf of our coaches, players, and all those contributing to the success of Shelton State Athletics.”


Shelton State Community College is a member of the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) and competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the Division I level.  Varsity teams include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and fast-pitch softball.


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