MCCC Student Athletes Alumni Spotlight


Shanice Barnes, Women's Basketball

Shanice Barnes was a member of Mercer’s women’s basketball team in 2017-2018.  Barnes helped lead the Vikings to their best season since 2010-2011. Barnes finished in the top 50 in the nation in blocks with 37 in 25 games and in rebounds per game, averaging 10.0 per game.  Barnes graduated in the Fall of 2017 with an Associates in Criminal Justice.  Barnes is currently serving as an EMT for the Atlantic Health System in Morristown, New Jersey.

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Anajae Register, Women’s Cross Country

While at Mercer, Register was a member of the women’s cross country team in 2011, which was the first full-scoring team for the Vikings in twenty years, as the program restarted in 2010 after a long hiatus.  Register earned All Region 19 honors with a 10  th  place finish at the Region 19 Championships that season. 

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Casey Murphy, Softball

Murphy credits her time playing softball with helping her in the Air Force.  “My time at Mercer and my time playing softball there taught me time management, attention to detail and how to operate as a team. Our coaches set very high standards for us on and off the field. They taught us the true meaning of hard work and teamwork. In the Air Force if one person fails, we all fail and being a student athlete at Mercer helped me to look out for my wingmen and operate as a cohesive unit.”

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