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Tampa Bay Rays Draft Former Brookhaven Player

Mac James has been drafted ​by the Tampa Bay Rays major league baseball team. The Rays drafted James in the sixth round of the 2014 draft of college and high school players. James, 21, played for the University of Oklahoma after transferring from Brookhaven College. He led the Sooners this year with a .330 batting average.

El Centro Interior Design Students Are Big Winners

El Centro College interior design students were the shining stars at the 2014 American Society of Interior Designers Dallas Design Ovation Awards ceremony. Barbara Mayo placed first in Real Design. In the Imagined Design category, Jason Vinklarek won first place, Whitney Hendrickson placed second and Kendra Aichele won an honorable mention.

Eastfield Athletes Make Academic All-American Team

Congratulations to four Eastfield College students who were recently named Academic All-Americans: Taylor Empkey (baseball), Austin Lee (baseball), Cynthia Martin (volleyball) and Alexandra Morris (soccer). To be eligible for selection, athletes must maintain a minimum 3.6 grade point average over at least three semesters and 45 credit hours.