CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Success was evident in the classroom, on the field and on the court for many Northeast Community College athletic teams. The National Junior College Athletic Association has named 45 Northeast student-athletes to its All-Academic teams.
Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA (grade point average) of 3.60 or higher for the 2019-20 academic year. To be named to the NJCAA All Academic First Team, the student-athlete must have earned a 4.0 GPA. To be named to the All-Academic Second Team, the student-athlete must have earned a 3.80-3.99 GPA while the requirement to be named to the All-Academic Third Team is a GPA of 3.60-3.79.
Northeast student-athletes named to the NJCAA All-Academic First Team include:
Baseball:Cooper Whitt, Knoxville, Tenn.
Men’s Basketball:Ben Moxness, Scribner, Neb.
Women’s Basketball:Katarina Zagorac, Novi Sad, Serbia; Breanna Stouffer, David City, Neb.; Lorna Maxon, Laurel, Neb.
Men’s Soccer: Ricardo Goldner, Brasilia, Brazil.
Women’s Soccer: Ariella Crespo, Ramstein, Germany; Mandy Stricker, Broomfield, Colo.; Kahrena Thompson, Jamestown, Colo.
Softball: Lauryn Cardenas, Gothenburg, Neb.
Volleyball:Jessica Borg, Wakefield, Neb.
Northeast athletes named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team include:
Baseball:Brennen Bales, Nebraska City, Neb.; Derek Botaletto, Omaha; Hunter Kelchner, Grand Junction, Colo.; Reese Lansville, Centennial, Colo.; Chris Mazzini, Parker, Colo.; Tanner Olmstead, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Jeremy Schneider, Lovell, Wyo.
Women’s Basketball:Macey Kulhanek, Howells, Neb.
Men’s Soccer: Federico Anzoletti, Chioggia, Italy.
Women’s Soccer: Mackenzie Byrnes, Brighton, Colo.; and Madison Foutz, Brighton, Colo.
Volleyball: Elley Beaver, Columbus, Neb.; Morgan Haner, Sterling, Neb.; Megan Wehrbein, Burchard,Neb.
Northeast athletes named to the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team include:
Baseball:Matt Dreher, Blair, Neb.; Ty Hansen, Edmond, Okla.; Colin Lynam, Springfield, Neb.; Alex Potter, Parker, Colo.; Nate Zyzda, Sioux City, Iowa.
Men’s Golf: Matthew Kingston, Springfield, Neb.; Grant Sell, Gothenburg,Neb.
Men’s Soccer: Manuel Jimenez, Lexington, Neb.
Women’s Basketball: Beth Matas, Girona, Spain; Jacalyn Schwanebeck, Hyannis, Neb.
Softball: Kaylea Bailey, Schuyler, Neb.; Sydney Kelley, Omaha, Neb.; Vada Kruse, Norfolk, Neb.; Chantel Julian, Roseville, Calif.
Volleyball: Jamie Bonifas, Blue Hill, Neb.; Elizabeth Christensen, Stanton, Neb.; MaKayla Davidson, Alliance, Neb.; Julia Eskens, Wynot, Neb.; Hannah Heppner, Stanton, Neb.; Kirsten Staab, Broken Bow, Neb.
In addition, the Northeast baseball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’s soccer, softball and volleyball teams were each named a 2019-20 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year.