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34 Saints Receive Academic Awards

Brock Kappelmann - June 14, 2018 1:20 pm

LIBERAL, Kan. – For the sixth consecutive year, the Seward County athletic department has seen an increase in the number of student-athletes receiving the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award, as 34 Saints and Lady Saints qualified for the 2017-18 school year, topping last year’s record of 28.

In order to qualify for the award, student-athletes must maintain a minimum of 3.60 GPA. To be awarded first team honors, the student-athlete must have a perfect 4.0 GPA. Second team honors requires a 3.80-3.99 GPA, while third team honors requires a 3.60-3.799 GPA.
Of the 34 recipients, eight student-athletes were awarded NJCAA All-Academic First Team for their perfect 4.0 GPA, 11 were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team and 15 were awarded NJCAA All-Academic Third Team.
“To have 34 student-athletes receiving NJCAA academic honors is simply amazing,” Director of Athletics Roy Allen said. “It shows the amount of work that our student-athletes not only put into their sports, but also into their classroom work. I am extremely proud of our student-athletes and coaches for their dedication to their academic success, but I would also like to thank all of our wonderful faculty and staff at Seward County that put in the extra hours and efforts to make sure that our student-athletes have the best academic experience possible.”
The baseball and tennis programs led the athletic department with nine selections, while women’s basketball landed six student-athletes. Softball and volleyball each saw five student-athletes earn academic awards.
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2017-18 SEWARD COUNTY NJCAA ACADEMIC STUDENT-ATHLETE AWARDS

FIRST TEAM [4.00 GPA]

Name

Sport

Brennyn Seagler

Basketball

Franck Soulerot

Tennis

Jared Hasik

Baseball

Jordan Kennedy

Baseball

Lexi Hernandez

Basketball

Martina Borges

Tennis

Paige St. Pierre

Softball

West Reddell

Baseball

SECOND TEAM [3.80-3.99 GPA]

Name

Sport

Amy Scott

Basketball

Briana Domino

Volleyball

Chelsea Lazenby

Basketball

Ethan Earhart

Baseball

Jacob Nielsen

Baseball

Jafer Infante

Tennis

Jordan Cordrey

Softball

Kaitlin Ammermann

Softball

Megan Petr

Tennis

Sydney Epp

Softball

Cruz Shope

Baseball

THIRD TEAM [3.60-3.79 GPA]

Name

Sport

Alena Macharova

Tennis

Brianna Bradford

Volleyball

Daelynn Lee

Basketball

Diego Freire

Tennis

Giovanna Kuntze

Volleyball

Giovanna Tapigliani

Volleyball

Leena Mortensen

Softball

Nicolas Rousset

Tennis

Owen Martin

Baseball

Patricia Panta

Tennis

Tanner King

Baseball

Trent Powell

Baseball

Vanessa Caro

Basketball

Viviane Viana

Volleyball

Yusra Hegy

Tennis

Ian Applegate

 

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