SC4 announces winter 2024 camps

St. Clair County Community College (SC4) is pleased to announce four camps in baseball, basketball, softball and volleyball this winter.

“These camps provide a wonderful opportunity to learn from collegiate coaches, athletes and experts,” said SC4 Athletic Director Dale Vos. “We expect these camps to fill fast and look forward to helping young athletes learn new skills this winter to improve their future success.”

All athletic camps take place in the SC4 Fieldhouse.

Limited space is available for each of the camps. For more information and to register, visit sc4.edu/camps. Email drvos@sc4.edu or call (810) 989-5588 with questions.

SC4 names new Skippers Dance head coach

St. Clair County Community College (SC4) alumna and longtime dancer Abigail Davis has been named head coach of the Skippers Dance team.   

The co-ed, collegiate Skippers Dance team was created in 2019 and is open to any SC4 student who wishes to audition. The team performs at SC4 games and events throughout the year. The Skippers will also compete against other college and university dance teams.   

Davis, who currently works as a human resources coordinator at AGS Automotive, brings years of studio, competitive and ballroom dance experience to the Skippers team.   

“We’re excited to welcome Abigail as head coach of our Dance team,” said SC4 Director of Athletics Dale Vos. “Her experience and leadership will be a tremendous asset to the team and to this institution. We look forward to more students becoming actively involved on campus and continuing their passion for dance right here at SC4.”   

“I’m excited to be able to work with this team and give back to the dance community that gave so much to me growing up,” said Davis, who earned an Associate in Arts from SC4 before earning a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Oakland University. “I look forward to serving as a coach and mentor to the students, while also getting the chance to be creative.”  

Those interested in joining SC4’s Dance team should fill out the form at sc4.edu/campus-life/athletics/athlete-interest-form/, or reach out to Davis at (810) 305-9799 or aldavis@sc4.edu with questions.  

Former Skippers student-athlete receives 1st Team All-American ring, now playing NCAA D1 volleyball

Christina Bohm—St. Clair County Community College (SC4) alumna, current Oakland University student-athlete and St. Clair High School graduate—was present at the Oct. 2 Skippers Volleyball game vs. Mott Community College to accept her National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) 1st Team All-American ring. Bohm is the 17th Skippers athlete to be selected as a 1st Team All-American in the College’s 100 years of collegiate sports.

In addition, Bohm was named the Player of the Year for the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) Eastern Conference in 2022.

Her performance on the court for the Skippers earned her the opportunity to play NCAA Division 1 volleyball at Oakland University. She attributes her success to her SC4 coaches and teammates.

“The coaches and staff have really built a supportive program that people want to be a part of,” Bohm said. “As a whole, our teammates were very supportive of one another and had each other’s backs. I would not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the support of my coaches. Even in moments of uncertainty, they continued to push for me and my future volleyball career. Not only did they aid me in the recruiting process, but they were there for me emotionally as well. SC4 created a place in which for the first time I felt fully supported and encouraged by not only my coaches, but an entire staff as well. I am very grateful for my time spent at SC4 and the growth it allowed me to achieve as a person.”

While with the Skippers, Bohm was a dominant force. For the 2022 campaign, in 31 matches she tallied 387 kills, 317 digs, and 941 total attempts. She also chipped in 31 aces and 54 block assists.

Bohm and her teammates won SC4’s first conference title in volleyball since 2015 as they earned a share of the MCCAA Eastern Conference. Her efforts also helped lead the Skippers to a runner-up finish in the NJCAA Region IX Volleyball District A Championship.

Bohm’s future plans include earning a degree in secondary education and eventually becoming a math teacher. She also hopes to one day coach volleyball as well.

Pictured above: Christina Bohm shakes SC4 Senior Vice President Dr. Pete Lacey’s hand at the ring ceremony, Bohm poses for a picture with SC4 Volleyball coaches Monica Freeman (assistant coach), Michelle McCulloch (head coach) and Brenna Donnelly (assistant coach), Bohm is pictured playing volleyball at Oakland University and SC4.

SC4 names wheelchair basketball head coach and disability resources specialist

Jordan Scheidecker—an adaptive sports and disabilities support expert, three-time national championship wheelchair basketball player and national championship coach—has been named wheelchair basketball head coach and disability resources specialist at St. Clair County Community College (SC4).

Scheidecker brings to SC4 hands-on experience planning and implementing high-quality adaptive sports programs and experiences. He also brings recruitment- and diversity, equity and inclusion-based expertise and knowledge. His past roles include transition and outreach specialist at the Center for Students with Disabilities, graduate assistant of Adaptive Athletics, and assistant director of Wheelchair Basketball Camp, all at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

A disability awareness speaker who travels throughout the Midwest, Scheidecker earned a master’s degree in educational leadership and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Jordan to campus,” said SC4 Chief Diversity Officer Jessica Brown. “His diverse combination of work and athletics experiences uniquely positions him to lead and support students on the court and across our campus. As one of just a few adaptive sports teams in Michigan—and the only community college in the nation—SC4 and its students will benefit greatly by having Jordan as part of our team.”

“I’m really excited to join the SC4 community and create greater awareness, participation in and support for adaptive sports and students with disabilities,” Scheidecker said. “We want to be a place that helps people find success and ultimately move on to where they want to go, athletically and academically. Through my roles at SC4, I look forward to doing just that by advocating for more awareness, leading and supporting students, and providing information from the perspective of a person with disabilities to an able-bodied, diverse population.”

Scheidecker will start in his full-time capacity in late October, though he’ll be on campus prior to that for the Wolverine Invitational and adaptive sports clinics to teach individuals how to play Sept. 28-Oct. 1 at the SC4 Fieldhouse.

Committed 2023 Wolverine Invitational teams thus far include top teams from across the U.S. and Canada:

  • University of Michigan (NWBA Adult D2)
  • LWSRA Hawks (NAWBL) – Chicago
  • Kitchener Spinners (CWBL D1) – Ontario
  • London Forest City Flyers (CWBL D2 / NWBA Adult D3) – Ontario
  • Brampton Rockets (CWBL D2) – Ontario
  • University of Arizona (NWBA Intercollegiate Women)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (NWBA Intercollegiate Men)
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater (NWBA Intercollegiate Men)

With a full tournament schedule forthcoming, the University of Michigan tips off against the University of Arizona at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, and the championship game is set for Sunday, Oct. 1, at noon (12:20 p.m. tip off planned). Additionally, SC4’s new wheelchair basketball team will take on Michigan State University on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wolverine Invitational’s Emerging Teams bracket.

“This is high-level competition,” Scheidecker said. “The caliber of athletes is impressive and something the entire region should get excited about and attend. I’m looking forward to it!”

The co-ed SC4 wheelchair basketball team is open to SC4 students and community members with disabilities or those who are able-bodied and passionate about wheelchair basketball, with priority given to students enrolled at SC4. For more information about joining the wheelchair basketball team at SC4, visit sc4.edu/campus-life/athletics/athlete-interest-form/.

To learn more about the Wolverine Invitational at SC4—including ticket information and how to volunteer at the event—visit sc4.edu/wolverine.

Back and bigger than ever: 3rd Wolverine Invitational set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 at SC4

Excitement is building for the highly anticipated 3rd annual Wolverine Invitational Wheelchair Basketball Tournament, hosted by University of Michigan Adaptive Sports and Fitness in partnership with St. Clair County Community College (SC4) and supported by the Guardian Life Insurance Company.

Scheduled from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1, the event promises to be a thrilling showcase of athleticism and aims to be a beacon for social change. Committed teams include the University of Michigan (NWBA Adult D2), LWSRA Hawks (NAWBL) – Chicago, Kitchener Spinners (CWBL D1) – Ontario, London Forest City Flyers (CWBL D2 / NWBA Adult D3) – Ontario, Brampton Rockets (CWBL D2) – Ontario, University of Arizona (NWBA Intercollegiate Women), Southwest Minnesota State University (NWBA Intercollegiate Men), and the University of Wisconsin Whitewater (NWBA Intercollegiate Men).

The invitational serves as a season opener for all in attendance, and fans should expect teams to come out of the gates ready for high-speed action and strategy. With a full tournament schedule forthcoming, the University of Michigan tips off against the University of Arizona at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, and the championship game is set for Sunday, Oct. 1 at noon. Additionally, SC4’s new wheelchair basketball team will take on Michigan State University on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 12:30 p.m. in the Wolverine Invitational’s Emerging Teams bracket.

“The rapid growth of our team has been a delight to watch,” said Dr. Feranmi Okanlami, Director of U-M Adaptive Sports & Fitness. “This team has put in countless hours to ensure that this event is one to never forget. I want to personally thank all the teams, volunteers, referees, and sponsors who chose to support this event. Together we will continue to do great things to support the growth of para sport. Go Blue!”

Added U-M Wheelchair Basketball Head Coach Jessica Wynne, “This tournament is an instant classic. Our players love the camaraderie and competition. We are grateful for our partnership with SC4 and thrilled to see them taking to the courts as a team. Our team has grown immensely and we are poised to contend with every team. We are exciting to watch, steeped with talent, and aim to be the hardest-working team out there. I think everyone in attendance can look forward to seeing some high-level wheelchair basketball throughout the weekend and the season to come.”

People from the community also will have the opportunity to try adaptive sports during an Adaptive Sports Clinic between 5 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in the SC4 Fieldhouse.

“SC4 is honored to once again partner with the University of Michigan to host the Wolverine Invitational at the SC4 Fieldhouse,” said SC4 Senior Vice President Dr. Pete Lacey. “The U-M Adaptive Sports & Fitness staff has been instrumental in building awareness and opportunities for our campus and community. We look forward to welcoming so many incredible teams this year and we’re excited to have our own Skippers wheelchair basketball team as part of the event. I encourage all sports fans and community members to come to support this great event. Get ready to watch some of the best athletes in America compete for the Wolverine Invitational title.”

The tournament will follow a round-robin pool play, leading into the quarter-finals and semi-finals on Saturday evening. For more information about the event, including schedules, streaming, ticketing details and updates, visit UM Adaptive Sports & Fitness, follow @umichadaptivesports on Instagram or visit sc4.edu/wolverine.

The co-ed SC4 wheelchair basketball team is open to SC4 students and community members with disabilities or those who are able-bodied and passionate about wheelchair basketball, with priority given to students enrolled at SC4. For more information about joining the wheelchair basketball team at SC4, visit sc4.edu/campus-life/athletics/athlete-interest-form/.

SC4 to host inaugural high school and collegiate Skippers Cross Country Showcase 

St. Clair County Community College (SC4) will welcome high school and collegiate cross country athletes from across Southeast Michigan for its first Skippers Cross Country Showcase on Friday, Sept. 1, at Goodells County Park in Goodells, Mich. 

SC4 runners will compete against Wayne State University, Lawrence Technological University, Rochester University and Schoolcraft College athletes, with the Women’s College Division (5K) at 4 p.m. and the Men’s College Division (8K) at 4:45 p.m.  

High school teams from Almont, Brown City, Landmark, New Life Christian Academy and Richmond will then compete in 5K races at 5:30 p.m. (varsity girls), 6:15 p.m. (varsity boys) and 7 p.m. (junior varsity).  

“This is a unique opportunity to see talented cross country athletes from across ages, conferences and institutions,” said SC4 Athletic Director Dale Vos. “We’re excited to welcome teams and fans to this event and look forward to more showcases like this in the future.” 

The Skippers Cross Country Showcase is free and open to the public. For more information, contact SC4 Cross Country Head Coach Andrea Rheaume at alrheaume@sc4.edu. Visit stclaircounty.org//Offices/179 for a map and directions to Goodells County Park.  

SC4 announces pizza party contest for 2023 High School Volleyball Showcase

The St. Clair County Community College (SC4) Athletics Department will host teams from across Southeast Michigan for the 2023 High School Volleyball Showcase on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Participating teams include:

  • Almont
  • Capac
  • Cardinal Mooney
  • Chandler Park
  • Eastpointe
  • Ferndale University HS
  • Harbor Beach
  • Landmark
  • Marlette
  • New Haven
  • Peck
  • Port Huron Northern

As part of the event, SC4 Athletics will offer a free pizza party to the team that gets the most votes leading up to and throughout the Showcase. Students, team members, athletes, coaches, family members, friends and fans can vote for their favorite team at sc4.edu/pizza-party/.

For tickets to the Showcase, visit sc4skippers.com/fanzone/hometownTicketing. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door.

SC4 to host wheelchair basketball demonstration days

St. Clair County Community College (SC4) and its Athletics Department will host demonstration days for students and community members with disabilities or those who are able-bodied interested in learning more about wheelchair basketball and joining its recently announced team.

The College will host demonstration days at the SC4 Fieldhouse:

  • Friday, Aug. 4 at 3 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 10 at 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 17 at 9 a.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 21 at 9 a.m.
  • Friday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m.

“We welcome everyone to come to demo days with us and check out this exciting new offering at SC4,” said SC4 Athletic Director Dale Vos. “It’s an exciting co-ed sport for athletes and fans alike.”

This year, SC4’s Wheelchair Basketball Team plans to schedule exhibition contests and games as part of the inaugural season. The team is also working to participate as part of the Wolverine Invitational, which is scheduled to return to the SC4 Fieldhouse this fall, Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.

When SC4 alumnus Mike Millsap heard about the College’s recently announced wheelchair basketball team, he was excited to get involved.

“As a kid, I enjoyed watching my uncle, who also has a spinal cord injury, compete in the local wheelchair basketball team that existed at the time,” said Millsap, who became a C-5/C-6 quadriplegic after a diving accident in 2008 and went on to earn an associate degree in business from SC4. “I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to be involved with the new wheelchair basketball team SC4 is launching this fall.” 

Similarly, St. Clair, Mich., native Eric Wrocklage is excited about the new team and ready to get back into a sport he loved as a kid. Wrocklage has Spina Bifida, which complicates walking, and uses a wheelchair to get around.

“Basketball was my passion as a kid and I always wanted to play,” he said. “I was introduced to wheelchair basketball in the early 90s and played on a junior team in Sterling Heights until the age of 18. Then I played on an adult team in Port Huron for a couple of seasons. It will be exciting to get back to that with this new team that is forming at SC4. I look forward to what the future holds.”

Those interested in joining the wheelchair basketball team for 2023-24 should visit sc4.edu/athletics, send an email to mjwhittredge@sc4.edu or contact the Athletics Department at 810-989-5670 with questions.

Skippers athletes break longtime academic excellence record, garner team honors 

A record number of St. Clair County Community College (SC4) athletes have been named recipients of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) academic awards.

Twenty-seven Skippers athletes—the most for the Skippers in any single year since the early 2000s—received academic honors for the 2022-23 year by completing a minimum of 24 credits with at least a 3.60 GPA.

Additionally, eight Skippers teams achieved NJCAA Academic Team status for the 2022-23 year by having a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

SC4 student-athletes honored

NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.0 GPA)
Olivia Crawford – Cross Country
Colleen Kubisiak – Soccer
Brandon Zielke – Cross Country

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80-3.99 GPA)
Elizabeth Baldwin – Cross Country
Brandi Bassett – Softball
Zach Dingwell – Baseball
Miyana Dishroon – Volleyball
Nicholas Knust – Cross Country
Ethan McCombs – Cross Country
Kaylie Rickert – Softball
Cameron Schomburg – Men’s Bowling
Tyler Simpson – Golf
Jesse Uzansky – Baseball

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60 – 3.79 GPA)
Ashley Bales – Bowling
Jacob Barrett – Basketball
Heather Broski – Volleyball
Lukas Danko Cross Country
Sarah Fantin – Softball
Andrew Howison – Wrestling
Elizabeth Hubbard – Bowling
Ben Moore – Baseball
Kayla Rosen – Women’s Basketball
Madelyn Smith – Women’s Basketball
Olivia Storm – Soccer
Ethan Strong – Baseball
Allison Tomczak – Cross Country
Joslyn Williams – Soccer

SC4 teams honored

Women’s Bowling (3.48 GPA)
Men’s Cross Country (3.36 GPA)
Men’s Bowling (3.29 GPA)
Soccer (3.12 GPA)
Softball (3.11 GPA)
Men’s Golf (3.07 GPA)
Volleyball (3.02 GPA)
Women’s Basketball (3.01 GPA)

“We are incredibly proud of our student-athletes and what they accomplish, both academically and athletically,” said SC4 Athletic Director Dale Vos. “Their commitment to their teams and future career paths is inspiring, and we’re grateful to see their hard work recognized by the NJCAA.”

To view the full list of individual award recipients visit NJCAA All-Academic Awards. To view team rankings, visit NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year.

Women’s Bowling team pictured above.