MCC student-athletes honored for work in classroom

MCC student-athletes honored for work in classroom

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - The NJCAA national office announced the 2015-16 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards Tuesday. Monroe Community College was well represented, as 15 student-athletes were lauded for their work in the classroom.

The NJCAA honors student-athletes who have earned a 3.60 grade point average or higher while accumulating at least 45 credit hours with a minimum of three full-time semesters.

Honoring academic performance throughout each individual's collegiate career, there are three classifications of the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards based on the following cumulative GPA qualifications:

                Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA
                Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA
                Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: 3.60-3.79 GPA

The following MCC athletes were recognized:

Superior Academic Achievement
Meg Hake - 3.95
Montana Vescovi - 3.93
Aline De Abreu - 3.89
Josh DeSain - 3.84
Zoe Hendricks - 3.84
Nour Hasan - 3.82
Exemplary Academic Achievement
Tamara Miler - 3.79
Candice Greer - 3.78
Daniel Ortiz - 3.75
Kiki Bynes - 3.71
Isabella Bushen - 3.70
Brandi O'Brien - 3.69
Bonnie Parrotta - 3.68
Katie Lowry - 3.65
Amanda Colon - 3.61


About the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards
Formerly known as NJCAA Academic All-America honors, the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards program has annually recognized the academic success of the association's student-athletes since the program's inception in 1983. Nominations are submitted by each student-athlete's respective institution.