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The Ocean County College (OCC) Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is accepting nominations for the OCC Athletic Hall of Fame. An induction ceremony and dinner will be held on Nov. 20.

The Athletic Hall of Fame honors distinguished OCC alumni-athletes, former coaches and others whose achievements have had a significant impact on Ocean County College’s athletic program.

Requirements for nomination are:

 OCC alumni-athlete nominees must be two-year athletic participants (eligibility begins the seventh year after departure), made a significant impact in the sport (defined as an All-Conference performer or equivalent), and maintained a 2.0 or higher GPA.

 OCC coach nominees must have been an outstanding coach for three or more years; be retired as a coach for at least one year; hold state, regional or national achievements; and have been an OCC employee in good standing while coaching.

Individuals who do not qualify under the above criteria due to extenuating or extraordinary conditions may still be eligible upon the consideration of the OCC Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.

The nomination deadline is June 14. Nominations for inductees will be accepted by the OCC Athletic Hall of Fame Committee until the deadline and then will be reviewed. Nominees who meet the criteria but are not chosen will remain eligible for the award for seven years.

Nomination forms are available on OCC’s website at or by contacting Joanne Padrone, director of resource development, at 732-255-0400, ext. 2065, or

Felician College freshman John Holland (Jackson Liberty) was chosen as the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association (NJCBA) Division II/III Rookie Pitcher of the Week for the period ending May 5.

Holland, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound righthanded reliever, appeared in all four games during Felician’s 1-3 week, including both ends of a doubleheader split with nationally ranked Southern New Hampshire University. For the week, he tossed four scoreless innings, allowed two singles, struck out five batters and walked two. Opponents hit .143 against him.

Holland has a 3-2 record, a team-high four saves and a 2.08 earned-run average for the Golden Falcons this season. He is tied for fourth in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) with 25 appearances. In 34 2/3 innings, he has given up 18 hits, struck out 39, walked 21, and pitched to an opponent batting average of .149.

Holland is a 2012 graduate of Jackson Liberty High School.