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28 Saints Receive NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards

Joe Denoyer - July 13, 2017 10:41 am

Seward County student-athletes continue to excel both on the field and in the classroom, as 28 Saints and Lady Saints qualified for national academic honors for the 2016-17 school year. This was the fifth straight year that Seward saw an increase in NJCAA All-Academic winners.

Three student-athletes had a perfect 4.0 GPA and were named NJCAA All-Academic First Team.

Thirteen student-athletes were named NJCAA All-Academic Second Team, which requires a GPA between 3.80-3.99. Twelve more student-athletes were named NJCAA All-Academic Third Team, which requires a GPA between 3.60-3.79.

“Having nearly 30% of our student-athletes receive these academic awards from the NJCAA truly shows the dedication that our coaches, student-athletes and staff have towards academic success,” said athletic director Roy Allen. “I am extremely proud of everything that was accomplished in the classroom last year and look forward to pushing that number even higher next year.”

The tennis program had a department high, as nine Saints and Lady Saints earned these awards. The Saints baseball team was right behind tennis with eight student-athletes earning academic awards.

2016-17 SEWARD COUNTY NJCAA ACADEMIC STUDENT-ATHELTE AWARDS

 

FIRST TEAM [4.00 GPA]

NAME

SPORT

Erin Richardson

Basketball

Jordan Kennedy

Baseball

Nicholas Johnston

Baseball

 

SECOND TEAM [3.80-3.99 GPA]

NAME

SPORT

Brennyn Seagler

Basketball

Dane Mechali

Tennis

Diego Freire Garcia

Tennis

Errett Edwards

Baseball

Jared Hasik

Baseball

Jordan Garrison

Softball

Lautaro Monardo

Tennis

Madison Hoelting

Tennis

Ondrej Nice

Tennis

Paige St. Pierre

Softball

Paulina Zach

Volleyball

Valerie Caro

Basketball

West Reddell

Baseball

 

THIRD TEAM [3.60-3.79 GPA]

NAME

SPORT

Benjamin Finet

Tennis

Brian Tims

Baseball

Briana Domino

Volleyball

Cody Coontz

Baseball

Duro Opacic

Tennis

Giovanna Kuntze

Volleyball

Kaitlin Ammermann

Softball

Maritza Mesa

Volleyball

Martina Borges

Tennis

Mollie Mounsey

Basketball

Owen Martin

Baseball

Renato Santos

Tennis

 

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