LIBERAL, Kan. – Thirty-nine Student-Athletes at Seward County Community College received honors for their academic excellence for the 2021-22 academic year. The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) honors Academic All-American Student-Athletes for their overall grade point average (GPA) during the previous school year. To be awarded on the First Team the individuals will need a 4.0 GPA, Second Team requires a 3.80 to 3.99 GPA, and Third Team is a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79.

The Saints have also nominated five teams for the NJCAA Academic Team awards that will be released in July by the NJCAA. The following teams have been nominated; Men’s Tennis with a 3.64 GPA, Softball with a 3.57 GPA, Women’s Tennis with a 3.4 GPA, Volleyball with a 3.25 GPA, and Baseball with a 3.19 GPA. The official NJCAA announcement will be released in July with the complete list of individual honors and team awards.

Below you will see the student-athletes that received Academic All-American Honors from the NJCAA. The list is in alphabetic order with the first team listed first.

First Team (4.0 GPA)

Todd Baffa; Baseball

Malena Catala; Volleyball

Elizabeth Denney; Softball

Josh Eberhard; Baseball

Luciano Fisicaro; Men’s Tennis

Jonas Mathiasen; Men’s Tennis

Madeline Pack; Softball

Lucia Popluharova; Women’s Tennis

Jessica Sales; Volleyball

Kynnan Shields; Women’s Basketball

Ellie Stember; Softball


Second Team (3.8 – 3.99 GPA)

Paris Brienesse; Softball

Connor Cox; Baseball

Logan Dodge; Volleyball

Josh Eichstadt; Baseball

Ugo Fiorito; Men’s Tennis

Jaxson Gregg; Baseball

Ashley Low; Softball

Ranse Radtke; Baseball

Macy Spearman; Softball

Ashanti Thompson; Softball

Sydney Wetlaufer; Women’s Basketball


Third Team (3.60 – 3.79 GPA)

Molly Adams; Softball

Noah Burton; Men’s Tennis

Ana Cambraia; Volleyball

Dylan Day; Baseball

Vivien Gabehart; Softball

Mauri Gonzales; Men’s Tennis

Jailyn Johnson; Women’s Basketball

Jacob Masters; Baseball

Aidan Moore; Baseball

Luke Quaynor; Men’s Tennis

Brady Ritzmann; Baseball

Kyllian Savary; Men’s Tennis

Tre Stafford; Men’s Basketball

Shyanna Stopp; Softball

Andrea Tribble; Women’s Basketball

Reed Thomas; Baseball

Franco Vecchia; Men’s Tennis