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Contact: Marilynn Fryer
(517) 796-8466
April 15, 2010
For immediate release

Minnerath named All-American, signs with University of Detroit Mercy

Congratulations to Jackson Community College Jets basketball player Nick Minnerath of Truro, Mass. who was named All-American Third Team by the National Junior College Athletic Association and has signed to play next year with the Division 1 school, the University of Detroit Mercy.

Minnerath, a sophomore forward who played two years at JCC, finished the 2009-10 season 19th in the nation in points per game (21.04), 16th in the nation in free throw percentage (82 percent), and 15th in the nation in blocks per game (2.24).

He signed Wednesday to play for the University of Detroit Mercy Titans next year. Minnerath will graduate in May with an associate degree in general studies, and has a grade point average of 3.275. He plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in communications.