Rockland Community College Celebrates Tayejon Lynch’s Selection as NJCAA All-American


Rockland Community College (RCC) is thrilled to announce that Tayejon Lynch of the RCC Hawks men’s basketball team has been named an NJCAA All-American. This prestigious recognition marks a significant milestone in RCC Athletics, highlighting the first such honor in men’s basketball since 2013, and before that, 1991.

Lynch’s outstanding performance throughout the season has placed him among the top junior college athletes nationwide, a testament to his hard work, dedication, and exceptional skill on the basketball court. This achievement not only honors Tayejon’s personal commitment but also signifies the quality and competitive spirit of RCC’s basketball program.

"I'm honored to be named an NJCAA All-American. This achievement reflects the hard work of my teammates, coaches, and RCC community," said Tayejon Lynch. "RCC has been instrumental in my growth as both an athlete and a student. Thank you to everyone who's been part of this journey, especially my coaches, for their guidance and belief in me."

The Rockland Hawks, competing in the Mid-Hudson Conference and part of Region XV of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), have a history of nurturing talent that succeeds not only at the junior college level but also in NCAA- and NAIA-sponsored colleges, and professional sports. For more details about RCC’s athletic programs, visit

RCC boasts state-of-the-art athletic facilities on its main campus in Suffern, New York. This includes a grass baseball field, soccer field, and a 90,000+ square-foot Fieldhouse, which houses a basketball court, two volleyball courts, four tennis courts, an Olympic-size swimming pool, and locker rooms. These facilities support the Hawks’ commitment to providing top-tier athletic and academic opportunities for student-athletes.

“Rockland Community College is proud to support Tayejon and all its student-athletes who strive for excellence,” said Dr. Lester Rápalo, President of Rockland Community College. “Tayejon's distinction as an NJCAA All-American isn't just a personal triumph; it's a testament to RCC's unwavering dedication to nurturing excellence and upholding the highest standards in collegiate athletics.”

RCC’s competitive athletic program is designed to support student-athletes in their pursuit of a four-year college degree by promoting both academic and athletic excellence. RCC’s dedication to developing well-rounded individuals is reflected in the success of its students, both on and off the field.

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About Rockland Community College, State University of New York

Rockland Community College (RCC), located in Suffern New York, provides purpose driven educational opportunities in a supportive, affordable, and accessible environment, empowering individuals to positively transform themselves and their communities. RCC welcomes students from diverse backgrounds who appreciate small class sizes and personal attention from a distinguished, award-winning faculty that includes Fulbright scholars and SUNY Distinguished Professors. Many graduates go on to top universities to further their education on their own or through RCC’s institutional collaborations. RCC fosters an environment that attracts, recruits, supports, and retains faculty, staff, and students who value diversity. The College promotes a collegial and inclusive environment by recognizing, promoting, embracing, respecting, and celebrating the expansive range and dimensions of cultures, attitudes, ideas, and viewpoints contained within our campus community.

RCC is also proud to provide career training and professional development to adult learners looking to change careers or upgrade their skills through a variety of programs and educational opportunities including workforce training, certifications, and micro credentials. Many of the programs are developed with employers in the community in high demand industry areas to enable graduates to move into a new career upon graduation. More information can be found at

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