Fall 2020 Athletics Update
Due to the ongoing uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic and putting safety first, Bristol Community College Athletics is suspending the Fall 2020 athletics seasons of Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Cross Country. While athletes will not be competing, the college’s athletics program and specialized services for student-athletes will continue to academically and professionally support our players throughout their Bristol experience.
Similar to the trends that we are seeing across the country, many factors related to the pandemic went into this decision including the recent decision from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) suspending Fall 2020 sports to Spring 2021 and our concern for the overall safety of Bristol’s student-athletes, coaches and staff. Bristol, in conjunction with recent NJCAA direction,(NJCAA Updated 2020 plan) will continue to assess the Spring 2021 athletic seasons of Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Men’s and Women’s Basketball.
The college’s athletics program is integral to the academic and personal success of Bristol’s student-athletes, whose dedication and responsibility on the playing field and in the classroom inspires Bristol’s vibrant college community. Bristol will continue its comprehensive support system for student-athletes, including student support services and academic advising from Bristol’s dedicated athletics advisor, who will continue to monitor coursework and academic completion. In addition, Bristol's athletics coaches will continue to operate their programs and frequently check in with student-athletes, virtually, by Zoom meetings.
Bristol will ensure that its championship-winning, tournament-reaching athletics program continues and looks forward to safely resuming competition for the Bayhawks in the future when the pandemic is better controlled.
For questions about NJCAA eligibility or about Bristol Athletics upcoming plans, please contact Director of Athletics and Recreation Derek Viveiros, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 774.357.2818.
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The classroom isn't the only setting where you can excel at Bristol Community College. Bristol offers a wide-ranging athletics program including:
- Women’s Outdoor Track and Field
- Men's and Women's Basketball
- Men's and Women's Soccer
- Men's and Women's Golf
- Men's and Women's Cross country
The mission of the Bristol Community College Athletics Department is to uphold the integrity of Bristol Community College by encouraging the characteristics of hard work, responsibility, and dedication both on the playing field and in the classroom within all of our student-athletes.
Academic success is the primary reason for offering athletic opportunity to our student-athletes. As a department, our goal is for you as a student athlete to graduate or transfer.
Athletics Virtual Awards Show
Bristol Community College’s extraordinary student-athletes were celebrated at the college’s first Athletics Virtual Awards Show, on Thursday, June 18, 2020, hosted on the Bristol Athletics Facebook page. The virtual, live event celebrated the success of Bristol’s fall and winter sports athletes on and off the playing field, by highlighting the personal, collective and academic success of the college's athletics programs.
The innovative awards show presented awards for Outstanding Female and Male Athlete, Female and Male Academic Achievement, Female and Male Academic Comeback, Female and Male Newcomer of the Year as well as the GRIT Award, presented to a student-athlete that demonstrates excellence through greatness, resourcefulness, integrity, and teamwork. This year’s awards show included new awards such as Team of the Year, Game of the Year and Most Memorable Moment.
The event honored the collective achievements of the college’s athletics teams, such as the Bristol Women’s Basketball Team earning their way to the Region XXI semi-final and Bristol Women’s Soccer Team finishing as runner-up in the Region XXI Tournament, following two rounds of penalty kicks in the championship game. Most important, both programs achieved a team academic GPA of 3.0+, for 2019-2020. In addition, Bristol celebrated the college’s 20 active student-athletes who were named to the Region XXI AD Honor Roll.
2020 Bristol Community College Athletics Virtual Award Show Recipients:
Outstanding Female Athlete: Alyssa Tortora, Women’s Soccer
Outstanding Male Athlete: Stanley Freeman, Men’s Basketball
Female Academic Achievement Award: Makayla Pinkston, Women’s Soccer
Male Academic Achievement Award: Devyn Alves-DeSimas, Men’s Soccer
Female Academic Comeback Award: Anastasia Monte, Women’s Soccer
Male Academic Comeback Award: Chad N’Guia, Men’s Basketball
Female Newcomer of the Year: Abbie Hurley, Women’s Basketball
Male Newcomer of the Year: Guilherme Antunes, Men’s Soccer
GRIT Award (Greatness, Resourcefulness, Integrity, and Teamwork): Kassidy Raposo, Women’s Soccer
Team of the Year: Bristol Women’s Basketball, for improving from 1 win a year ago, to 15 wins in 2019-20, including a trip to the Region XXI Semi-finals. In the classroom, women’s basketball achieved a 3.01 team GPA, in the fall 2019 semester.
Game of the Year: Bristol Women’s Basketball, with a 114-107 overtime win against Gateway Community College, on December 7, 2019.
Most Memorable Moment: Bristol Women’s Soccer, with a tremendous turnaround against Holyoke Community College, in the Region XXI Women’s Soccer Tournament Final, on October 28, 2019.
STUDENT PROFILES - SEYGOUN KABA
Class of 2018 | General Studies
Seygoun Kaba − a 28-year-old from the Ivory Coast − may not seem like your typical Bristol student.
But when researching colleges, he looked for many of the same things you may be looking for – an affordable education, close to his new home, where he could maintain his quality of life in and out of the classroom.