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Published or Revised November 17, 2016
Success is a tradition among Paris Junior College athletes, as exemplified by the Dragons men's basketball team, the 2004-2005 NJCAA Division I National Champions, and the 2012-2013 Region XIV Champion softball team finishing 9th in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. The Dragons men's golf team historically qualified teams and individual players for the NJCAA Division I National Tournament several times. There have also been many Dragons teams' trips to regional tournaments.
Athletic activities at PJC include men's basketball, women's basketball, women's softball, baseball, and both men's and women's soccer. PJC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and competes in the Region XIV Athletic Conference, one of the strongest two-year college conferences in the nation.
PJC has been very successful in all its sports, winning numerous conference and state titles, capturing two national titles and winning its way to several NJCAA tournaments in softball, basketball and baseball, as well as golf when still offered.
Historically, Paris Junior College athletes perform as well in the classroom as they do in their respective sports. Click here to view PJC's athletic graduation rates.
The college boasts a lengthy list of athletes who have earned Junior College All-American and Academic All-American status, and many have played and continue to play basketball, baseball and golf in the professional ranks.