The Barton Cougar athletic department showed their abilities in the class room with several athletes named as NJCAA Academic All-American.
The NJCAA recently released its list of academic award winners with 55 Barton student-athletes making the list. The awards are broken into three categories with a 3.6 GPA needed to make the list.
The highest award is the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. That requires a perfect 4.0 GPA. Barton had nine athletes make that list. Two each from softball, baseball and women’s track and field/cross country.
Softball players’ Kaylie Doll and Kelsie Doll were on the list. The duo were freshmen from Great Bend. Baseball had Drake Bliss and Trey Pittman named as Pinnacle Award winners. Bliss was a freshman from Maize and Pittman a freshman from Mississippi.
Also landing a pair on the 4.0 list was women’s track/cross country. Mariah Stein, a freshman from Great Bend, and Leandra Russell, a freshman from the Bahamas, made the list.
Other’s named were Cole Hardin, a freshman from Maize in men’s tennis; Idah Longwe, a sophomore from Zambia in women’s tennis; and Olivia Naccarato, a freshman from Mulvane in volleyball.
Barton had 19 more athletes named to the Superior Academic Achievement Award list with GPA’s from 3.8-3.99 and 25 more named as Exemplary Academic Achievement Award for a 3.6-3.79.
List of Barton’s NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards
Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA):
Cole Hardin (Men’s Tennis); Drake Bliss (Baseball); Idah Longwe (Women’s Tennis); Kaylie Doll (Softball); Kelsie Doll (Softball); Olivia Naccarato (Volleyball); Trey Pittman (Baseball); Mariah Stein (Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field); Leandra Russell (Women’s Cross Country)
Superior Academic Achievement Award (3.80-3.99):
Brant Millerborg (Baseball); Brittany Wood (Softball); Cadie O’Donnell (Softball); Caitlin Molyneux (Softball); Corrigan Bartlett (Baseball); Ezekiel Charles (Men’s Basketball); Hannah Beam (Volleyball); Jayden Gonzales (Softball); Leah Fisher (Softball); Mason Hightower (Baseball); Megan Jirak (Volleyball & Women’s Basketball); Ryan Schippers (Baseball); Vinicius Monteiro (Men’s Soccer); Janae Champlin (Women’s Golf); Jared Oelke (Men’s Golf); Alfredo Smith (Men’s Track & Field); Widline Lageroy (Women’s Track & Field)
Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: (3.60-3.79)
Alan Clark (Baseball); Amanda Evans (Softball); Chasity Ward (Softball); Colton Zink (Baseball); Daniel Kohl (Baseball); Emily Jacobs (Softball); Jenna Hosey (Softball); Jordan Edelman (Volleyball); Mallory McQueen (Volleyball); Marc Waite (Men’s Tennis); Sergio Ribeiro (Men’s Soccer); Taylor Langston (Baseball); Presley Smith (Women’s Golf); Blake Wilt (Women’s Golf); Jakkapat Horsangchai (Men’s Golf); Blake Huxman (Men’s Golf); Julee McAtee (Women’s Cross Country/Track & Field); Tyler Patterson (Men’s Track & Field); Ayesha Champagnie (Women’s Track & Field); Brooklyn Polk (Women’s Track & Field)