NJCAA All-Academic Honors for CCC Athletics
July 18, 2019
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has recognized 22 Central Community College student-athletes and one team for academic achievement during 2018-19.
Student-athletes who earned a 4.0 GPA were named NJCAA All-Academic First team, while those who posted a GPA of 3.80-3.99 were named NJCAA All-Academic Second Team. The NJCAA All-Academic Third Team is comprised of student-athletes who finished with a GPA of 3.60-3.79.
The CCC volleyball team led the way with eight student-athletes earning NJCAA academic honors, followed by men’s soccer with five. Softball and women’s basketball each had four players receive honors, while golf and men’s basketball each had one.
As a team, volleyball sported a 3.55 grade point average, to place in the top 20. Overall, 106 volleyball teams nationwide earned NJCAA academic honors.
“It is incredibly gratifying to see our student-athletes earn accolades for their hard work in the classroom,” said CCC interim athletic director Mary Young, who served as head volleyball coach during 2018-19. “At some point, the competitive athletic skills our athletes possess will diminish, but formal education will sustain them for life. We believe this is our duty and obligation to build a tremendous academic foundation for our student-athletes that will prepare them for the challenges of life.”
The following is a list of each sport and each team members’ specific honor:
MEAD: Evan Halbmaier, 2nd team;
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA: Cooper Pratt, 3rd team.
COLUMBUS: Luis Tovar, 2nd team;
SALVADOR, BRAZIL: Guilherme Balestra Demhougi, 2nd team, Peterson Costa, 2nd team, and Riolan Moradillo Mello, 2nd team;
CHESHAM, UNITED KINGDOM: Marcus Horwood, 3rd team.
ASHLAND: Morgan Pinkelman, 1st team;
LOUP CITY: Taylor Griffith, 2nd team;
ORD: Jenessa Grooms, 2nd team;
WAYNE: Ashten Gibson, 3rd team.
ARCADIA: Sheridan Holcomb, 1st team;
CHAMBERS: Jacie Laetsch, 2nd team;
COLUMBUS: Mallory Gotschall, 1st team, and Jordee Korte, 2nd team;
MARQUETTE: Katelynn Halstead, 3rd team;
PAPILLION: Abbe Mancuso, 2nd team;
ORD: Susie Vavra, 2nd team;
YUTAN: Maddie Davis, 1st team.
HYANNIS: Sarah Monahan, 1st team;
KEARNEY: Gabrielle Baack, 3rd team;
YUTAN: Maddie Davis, 1st team;
SHAWNEE, OKLA.: Monica Brooks, 2nd team.