MCC athletes, teams honored for work in classroom

MCC athletes, teams honored for work in classroom

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The national office of the NJCAA announced a record-number 6,006 student-athletes earned distinction on one of three prestigious 2016-17 NJCAA All-Academic Teams following their success in the classroom. 

Monroe Community College was well represented, as 27 student-athletes were lauded for their academic achievement. It is the highest number of Tribunes to be honored in a single year since the NJCAA began annually recognizing the academic success of its student-athletes in 1983. 

In addition, the MCC women's soccer (3.21), volleyball (3.10), and softball (3.02) teams were recognized for attaining cumulative GPAs above 3.0.

This past year the NJCAA simplified the titles of the three honor categories. The three new title classifications are listed below (students must complete 24 semester- or 36 quarter-hours with GPA benchmarks):

                NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA
                NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA
                NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA

MCC was led by a pair of first team honorees who had 4.00 GPAs during the 2016-17 academic year: sophomore Kendall Skuse (women's lacrosse) and freshman Daniel Diamoutene (men's soccer). Skuse was so prolific in the classroom that she graduated this past May with 62 hours earned at a perfect 4.00 grade point average.

The complete list of MCC honorees is as follows:

Name Sport Hours GPA
Kendall Skuse W. Lacrosse 29 4.00
Daniel Diamoutene M. Soccer 34 4.00
Kendall Jones W. Lacrosse 34 3.97
Marla Roberts W. Soccer 38 3.94
Sydney Gagliano W. Soccer 29 3.93
Elin Eklund W. Soccer 28 3.93
Austin Jobson M. Lacrosse 33 3.92
Elizabeth Ramirez Softball 32 3.90
Kirsten Lane W. Soccer 32 3.87
Gregory Husung M. Soccer 32 3.85
Nicholas Kallio M. Lacrosse 34 3.79
Henry Buholtz Baseball 28 3.78
Tessa Engel Volleyball 27 3.71
Courtney Hall W. Soccer 24 3.71
Abby White W. Basketball 30 3.66
Taylor House Softball 29 3.65
Ryan Brown Baseball 29 3.65
Nathaniel Lyons M. Basketball 29 3.64
Rebekah Warner W. Lacrosse 24 3.63
Jessica Marini Volleyball 30 3.63
Wilvanley Cerisiers M. Soccer 31 3.62
Charity Warner W. Lacrosse 29 3.62
Aaron Berghash M. Swimming 29 3.61
Savannah Clemens W. Lacrosse 24 3.61
Emily DeFilippo Softball 33 3.60
Kyle DeBrine M. Soccer 36 3.60
Timothy Brown Baseball 28 3.60