Seventy-six Barton Community College student-athletes have been awarded All-Academic honors amongst the NJCAA’s 6,656 student-athletes earning a spot on one of three NJCAA All-Academic teams.
Earning the second most honors across the nation, Barton’s haul of awards surpassed last year’s achievement of 69 individuals as the NJCAA also saw a record year of more than 200 additional individuals achieving a 3.60 grade point average or better in the classroom.
Twenty-five Cougars joined 1,407 nation-wide recipients in receiving first team honors. The women’s basketball team claimed department bragging honors landing seven on the top squad of 4.0 GPA earners with the women’s swim team garnering four perfect GPA achievements.
Landing three on the first squad, baseball tacked on ten second team 3.80-3.99 GPA earners on its way to leading the department in total selections with twenty-two from its thirty-seven member roster.
Softball had three each on the first team and 3.60-3.79 GPA third team with an additional six more garnering second team honors to accumulate a department second best twelve total awards, two ahead of women’s basketball team’s ten academic achievements.
Barton had 24 representatives on the second team with 27 on the third squad to finish tied with Iowa Western as both fell shy of Monroe College (NY) Mustangs’ achievement of a nation leading 80 recipients.
NJCAA FIRST TEAM (4.0 GPA)
BASEBALL—Coleton Crisp, Nolan Riley, Adam Schrag
SOFTBALL—Lia Chan, Delaney Lorenz, Jade Phillips
VOLLEYBALL—Lacey Mitchell, Mackenzie Pease
MEN’S GOLF—Zachary Schissler
MEN’S TENNIS—Matthew Gillmer
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL—Madison Dirks, Conner Keith, Mallory Miller, Taylor Regan, Jade Phillips, Paige Talbott, Ryen White
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY, TRACK—Kieora Nichols
WOMEN’S GOLF—Dawn Ledeboer, Jacqueline Strunk
WOMEN’S SOCCER—Margarita Pena Franco, Sara Reguera Martin
WOMEN’S SWIMMING—Caroline Noble, Elizabeth Schrock, Reagan Smyth, Sydney Williams
WOMEN’S TENNIS—Sara Reguera Martin
NJCAA SECOND TEAM (3.8-3.99 GPA)
BASEBALL—Cooper Allen,Tyler Bandiera, Harrison Denk, Jacob Ensz, Trenton Ferguson, Noah Geekie, Ian Hendricks, Tanner Howe, Chase Nelson, Carson Zenger
SOFTBALL—Emma Horsch, Tia Kohl, Betsy Parmley, Kaleigh Peak, Alexis Sharples, Karsyn Smith
VOLLEYBALL— Laine Alves, Migle Mazurkeviciute
MEN’S BASKETBALL—Martin Vogts
MEN’S SOCCER—Brian Carrera, Nicolas Torres
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL—Jaylin Stapleton
WOMEN’S SOCCER—Reyna Gonzalez, Diana Lara
NJCAA THIRD TEAM (3.60-3.79)
BASEBALL—Braden Carpenter, Tristan Charles, Billy Coleman, Micah Grover, Charlie Peyla, Noah Rheinheimer, Jake Skala, Easton Smith, Easton Young
SOFTBALL—Jaelyn Carter, Demi Kunkel, Hailey Pop
WRESTLING—Gage McBride, Joey Ewalt, Keaton Sander
MEN’S SOCCER—Roberto Hernandez
MEN’S SWIMMING—Rory Smith, Sean Williams
MEN’S TENNIS—Tinashe Muzenyi
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL—Kolby Davis, Fatou Ndao
WOMEN’S GOLF—Ady Crough, Vilma Efraimsson
WOMEN’S SOCCER—Johanna Behrens, Ariadna Ramirez
WOMEN’S SWIMMING—Abigail Frye