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:
|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|
|Kirsten Lane||W. Soccer||32||3.87|
|Gregory Husung||M. Soccer||32||3.85|
|Nicholas Kallio||M. Lacrosse||34||3.79|
|Courtney Hall||W. Soccer||24||3.71|
|Abby White||W. Basketball||30||3.66|
|Nathaniel Lyons||M. Basketball||29||3.64|
|Rebekah Warner||W. Lacrosse||24||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|
|Kyle DeBrine||M. Soccer||36||3.60|