Northeast student-athletes recognized by NJCAA

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by jamesc  6/22/2017 11:22:41 AM -- 

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Twenty-one Northeast Community College student-athletes have earned academic honors through the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). They are among 5,300 students nationally to be recognized for achievement in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year.

The NJCAA has three levels of academic awards it presents to student-athletes – First Team Award for Academic Achievement (4.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA)), Second Team Award for Academic Achievement (3.80-3.99 cumulative GPA) and Third Team Award for Academic Achievement (3.60-3.79 cumulative GPA).

Three Northeast student-athletes earned First Team Honors – Maddie Egr, Yutan, (women’s basketball); Taylor Lammers, Hartington, (volleyball); and Aaron Wilken, Norfolk, (men’s soccer).

Eleven student-athletes received the Second Team Award for Academic Achievement. They include Cynthia Jorge, Canary Islands, Spain, (women’s basketball); Tyler Lewis, Norfolk (golf); Marcus Holmberg, Columbus, (men’s soccer); Marcela Estrada, Newman Grove, Valentina Haboush Goux, Montevideo, Uruguay, Lauren Hirsch, Juneau, WI, and Juliana Medina Ruiz, Bogota, Columbia (women’s soccer); Emily Sherstone, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, and Jade Long, Beatrice, (softball); and Caitlin McLouth, Tyndall, SD, Peyton Roach, Wayne, and Nichelle Stolzer, Springfield, (volleyball). 

Six student-athletes were presented with the Third Team Award for Academic Achievement Award, including Melanie Bateman, Sunshine Coast, Australia, (women’s basketball); Ellery Butterfield, O’Neill, (women’s soccer); Lindsey Kvidera, Ponca, and Savannah Robertson, Columbus, (softball); and Courtney Labenz, Columbus, and Mackenzie Wecker, O’Neill, (volleyball).

“I am very proud of these particular student-athletes as they have done a great job of balancing the athletic demands of college with academic performance,” said Jake Ripple, athletic director at Northeast. “It shows a great commitment to the idea of being a student-athlete. These student-athletes are setting a great example of what Hawk Athletics should be.”



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