SUFFOLK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S DANNIE HOLLAND RECEIVES NJCAA CHAMPIONSHIP RING FOR HIS
2013 NATIONAL TRIPLE JUMP TITLE
Becomes College’s only track & field athlete in its history to repeat as national champion
Selden, NY – At a recent ceremony, Suffolk County Community College student-athlete, Dannie Holland, received a ring commemorating his National Junior College Athletic Association 2013 National Championship Title in the Triple Jump.
Dannie is a Longwood High School graduate and a two-time National Champion triple jumper for the College’s track & field team. As a high school student, Dannie was a stellar jumper and qualified for the New York State Championships. In his freshman year at Suffolk, Dannie won the triple jump at the NJCAA North East District Championship and Division III National Championship, and was a First-Team All-American.
It was in his sophomore season at Suffolk that Dannie really matured as a triple jumper. During the regular season Dannie broke two meet records and distinguished himself at the legendary Penn Relays with a second place finish against a field of competitors representing mainly four-year schools. Capping the season with his second triple jump national title and First-Team All-American honors at the 2013 NJCAA Division III National Championship, Dannie became the only track & field athlete in Suffolk’s history to repeat as national champion. Dannie’s winning jump at the national meet was a personal best mark of 14.94 meters (49′ ½”) and a new school record. He also finished 7th in the long jump.
Dannie will be graduating from Suffolk this winter.
About Suffolk County Community College
Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) is the largest community college in the State University of New York (SUNY) system, enrolling approximately 26,000 students at its three campuses in Selden, Brentwood and Riverhead. SCCC offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), and Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, as well as a variety of certificate programs. Offering affordable college tuition, a highly respected Honors program, extensive extracurricular activities, championship athletic teams, and numerous transfer programs, SCCC is a first-choice college for Long Island students. Visit us online at sunysuffolk.edu.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Mary M. Feder, Director of College Relations
Suffolk County Community College