NJCAA All-Academic Honors for CCC Athletics

July 28, 2021

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has recognized a record 27 Central Community College student-athletes for academic achievement during 2020-21.

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 softball team led the way with six student-athletes earning NJCAA academic honors, followed by golf, volleyball and women’s basketball with five apiece. Men’s and women’s soccer each had three and men’s basketball had one.

The Raiders had six teams that earned NJCAA Academic Team of the Year honors for posting a combined 3.0 GPA or better. Volleyball posted a 3.54 GPA, while golf sported a 3.5 GPA. Women’s basketball posted a 3.35 GPA and softball posted a 3.28 GPA. Men’s basketball posted a 3.01 GPA and women’s soccer posted a 3.0 GPA.

“We are very proud of our student-athletes and the success they have had in the classroom in the 2020-21 school year,” said CCC athletic director Mary Young. “We definitely encountered some challenges with all of our sports contests being moved the spring semester as a result of COVID. However, our coaches, faculty and staff provided outstanding support to enable our student-athletes to overcome those challenges.  We’ve established a culture of winning in the classroom and I’m extremely proud of our teams and coaches.”

The following is a list of each sport and each team members’ specific honor:


FAIRFIELD: Gavin Lipovsky, 3rd team;

HOWELLS: Wyatt Hegemann, 2nd team;

OSMOND: Colin Springer, 3rd team;

SPRINGFIELD: Christian Jewell, 3rd team;

TRENTON: Darian Hutto, 3rd team.

Men’s Basketball

FAIRFIELD: Gavin Lipovsky, 3rd team.

Men’s Soccer

LEXINGTON: Diego Escobar, 2nd team;

LINCOLN: Chris Izaguirre, 3rd team;

SCHUYLER: Roberto Pedro, 3rd team.


BEAVER CROSSING: Lilly Cast, 2nd team;

COLUMBUS: Kassidy Soulliere, 3rd team;

COZAD: Grace Cargill, 2nd team;

GREELEY: Ragan Wood, 1st team;

YUTAN: McKinley Josoff, 1st team;

HOLYOKE, Colo.: Shianne Willmon, 1st team.


ALLIANCE: Khloe Felker, 3rd team;

COLUMBUS: Chloe Odbert, 2nd team;

GREELEY: Devyn Erickson, 1st team;

HUMPHREY; Brooklyn Magsamen, 2nd team;

NORTH LOUP: Kensey Wadas, 2nd team.

Women’s Basketball

DAVID CITY: Macey Thege, 3rd team;

ELLSWORTH: Jenna Schwanebeck, 2nd team;

LINDSAY: Allanah Beller, 1st team;

RIVERDALE: Morgan Boldt, 2nd team;

CHILDRESS, TEX.: Khia Zuniga, 3rd team.

Women’s Soccer

KEARNEY: Sydney Weller, 1st team;

LINCOLN: Madison Garrow, 2nd team;

YUTAN: Emily Fisher, 1st team.