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.