Cowley College named 63 student-athletes as 2018-19 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award recipients for grade-point averages of 3.6 or higher.
The softball team saw seven athletes receive honors, while the volleyball team, women’s soccer team and men’s tennis team each had six athletes receive honors.
Hannah Nicolaisen highlighted volleyball’s selections by earning
NJCAA All-Academic first-team honors while posting a 4.0 GPA.
“We really stress the idea of student-athletes being here to get an education,” volleyball coach Steven Gream said. “This shows the hard work the players put in to get the work done on and off the court.”
Three softball players earned first-team honors, among 10 first-team honorees.
To earn second-team honors, student-athletes achieved a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99. Third-team honors were awarded for
achieving a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79.
NJCAA Academic Student-Athletes
Men’s tennis — Bruno Hidaka Suiama, Casey Edwards
Men’s indoor track and field — Nathan Hinton
Men’s soccer — Lucas De Freitas
Softball — Taylor Hinnenkamp, Sammie Murray, Emilee Wells
Women’s cross country — Katelynn Soltero
Women’s outdoor track and field — Harlie Schmeling Hanson
Volleyball — Hannah Nicolaisen
Men’s tennis — Moises Goncalves, Killian Dagneaux, Emil Zaar
Men’s cross country — Messi Elgin
Baseball — Brett Biggs
Men’s bowling — Garrett Bolden
Volleyball — Milica Kusmuk,
Women’s indoor track and field — Thais Lindemayer Gomes, Sasha Elizondo
Women’s basketball — Veronica Martinez, Kadie Smith
Women’s soccer — Kamila Mroziewicz, Jordan Gaylord
Women’s tennis — Brianna Berryman
Men’s outdoor track and field — Victor Cruz, Tyler Soliz, Tanner Blackmore
Men’s indoor track and field — Payton Milner
Men’s soccer — Saulo Dantas, Nicholas Magri, Ignacio Palacio, Alexandre Gravel
Baseball — Tyler Halstead, Kros Bay, Corbin Lill
Men’s Tennis — Angelo Yasuro Ito Tost
Men’s cross country — Jacob Taylor
Men’s bowling — Wyatt Baumgartner, Matthew Geisler, Cort Schwerdtfeger
Men’s basketball — Karl Drammeh
Wrestling — Justice Circle
Volleyball — Kate Pani, Elina Zlateva, Caroline Foster, Alejandra Delgado,
Women’s soccer — Thayane Forte Leal, Marcela Dantas, Luisa Marschhausen, Isabella Costa
Softball — Skylar Darnell, Haleigh Scott, Gracen Williamson, Abigail Parks
Women’s tennis — Kristela Vidnere, Coraline Lamer, Allana Molnar
Women’s outdoor track and field — Kylie Klassen, Kendall Ray, Erika Hoag, Brooklynn Riggle
Women’s basketball — Emily Hrencher, Veronica Martinez
Women’s bowling — Abigail Parks
The most successful NJCAA programs in the classroom this year were recognized Monday with the announcement of the 2018-19 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year.
Cowley College had nine athletic programs earn honorable mention recognition by assembling a 3.0 grade-point average or higher.
The men’s tennis team led the way with a 3.58 GPA. The women’s outdoor track and field team finished with a 3.28 GPA, while the women’s indoor track and field and women’s tennis teams each finished with a 3.25 GPA.
The women’s cross country team was just behind with a 3.23 GPA. Other Tiger athletic programs to receive awards were women’s soccer (3.21), volleyball (3.12), softball (3.05 GPA) and men’s cross country (3.02 GPA).