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CCC athletes earn NJCAA recognition for work in classroom

Sacha SanguinettiJune 14, 2018

Forty-two Colby Community College student-athletes and six teams earned academic distinction by the National Junior College Athletic Association for the 2017-18 school year.

“The hard work of our students and coaches are evident in these results,” said President Dr. Seth Carter. “Our students not only excel athletically, but they do a stellar job academically as well.”

To earn NJCAA All-Academic first-team recognition, a student-athlete must carry a 4.0 grade point average. Second-team honorees have a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99. GPAs for third-team members range from 3.60 to 3.79.

First Team: Krystal Appel (softball); Julie Archer (volleyball); Brooke Bixenman (women’s Basketball); Moses Bol (men’s basketball);Whisper Doliwa (softball); Jessica Gamez-Ramos (women’s cross country); Anica Jestratijevic (volleyball); Alexis Kagan (softball);Drake Kirkwood (baseball); Brynn Niblock (Volleyball); Honore Niyongira (men’s basketball); Emily Westeman (women’s cross country, outdoor track and field, indoor track and field); Karissa Winkel (volleyball) and AJ Yamaguchi (baseball).

 Second Team: Bailey Bixenman (women’s basketball); Caleb Carrasco (men’s cross country, outdoor track and field, indoor track and field); Marissa Croft (softball); Katelin Eastman (softball); Andy Leader (baseball); Melanie Loiseau (volleyball); Alyssa Long (softball); Stephen Lott (men’s cross country, outdoor track and field, indoor track and field); Gabriell Monteleone (volleyball); Breanna Pratt (women’s cross country, indoor track, outdoor track) and Kaitlynn Withers (softball).

Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA  

Katie Adler (softball; Erida Alvarado (women’s cross country, outdoor track and field, indoor track and field); Andrew Asselin (baseball); Christopher Bertram (baseball); Jacob Bouzide (baseball); Adam Cook (baseball); Matthew Coutney (baseball); Mackenzie Dill (women’s cross country, outdoor track and field, indoor track and field); Paige Farnsworth (softball); Haley Fox (softball); Aileen Gurrola Flores (women’s cross country, outdoor track and field, indoor track and field); Logan Hofmann (baseball); Katelyn Medina (softball); Alexander Orenczuk (baseball); Samuel Poliquin (baseball); Dawayna Pratt (outdoor track and field, indoor track and field) and Kynndra Rush (women’s basketball).

Six teams earned NJCAA All-Academic status for collectively attaining a 3.0 GPA. Teams making the list are baseball (3.28), softball (3.54), volleyball (3.37), women’s indoor and outdoor track and field (3.47) and women’s cross country (3.35).

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