NJCAA Honors 32 Athletes, 5 Teams for Academic Achievements

Release Date: 08/10/2020
Written By: Chris Forde

The NJCAA honored 32 Lincoln Trail College student-athletes for their work in the classroom during the 2019-20 academic year. They also recognized five LTC teams for their academic achievements.

Four student-athletes earned NJCAA All-Academic First Team honors. Volleyball player Sydni Bailey, golfer Jordan Hosick, baseball player Joey Perkins, and volleyball player Emily Yocom all achieved a 4.0 GPA to earn first-team honors.

LTC had nine student-athletes earn NJCAA All-Academic Second Team honors. To be named to the second team, they had to have a GPA between 3.8 and 3.99. LTC’s second team recipients were softball player Taylor Bayer, baseball player Michael Hall, women’s soccer player Winter Harmsen, women’s basketball player Kelsey Mitchell, men’s basketball player Eric Moenkhaus, volleyball players Mackenzie Rinehart, softball player Julia Smith, and Myriah Warner, and baseball player Andrew Washburn.

Nineteen LTC players earned NJCAA All-Academic Third Team honors by having a GPA of 3.6-3.79. Women’s soccer player Ava Aguirre, baseball player Blake Barrett, women’s soccer player Jordyn Besserman, volleyball players Jordan Christy and Tori Combs, women’s soccer player Giovana Garcia, baseball player Corey Hall, women’s basketball player Amber Hixon, baseball player Dalton Huffman, volleyball player J’Amy Jackson, baseball player JP Kehoe, golfer Seth Kestranek, baseball player Adam Kopff, softball player Morgan Manning, golfer Wade Ruth, women’s soccer player Leah Schnell, softball player Breann Smith, volleyball player Macie Weidner, and Ashton Wesley all earned third-team honors.

Meanwhile, five LTC teams earned Academic Team of the Year honors for having combined team GPAs over 3.0. The golf team finished with a 3.51 GPA and the volleyball team had a 3.47 GPA. The Statesmen baseball team finished with a 3.21 GPA while the Lady Statesmen softball team had a 3.18 GPA. The women’s soccer team had a 3.08 GPA in its inaugural season.

The entire athletic department finished the 2019-20 academic year with a 3.11 GPA. The department as a whole has had 13 consecutive semesters with an overall GPA above 3.0.

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