Barton Community College had seven sophomore student-athletes receive national academic honors for the 2011-12 season.
Leading the list of honorees is women’s basketball player Devan Boeger, whose 4.0 grade point average earned her the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence. The Great Bend native also earned Co-Outstanding Graduate honors at Barton’s graduation ceremony.
The Cougars also placed two on the second tier of academic honors as men’s track team member Tyler Rathke and women’s tennis player Karisa Kaiser each earned the NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement honors. Rathke, a student from Hays, finished with a 3.87 GPA while Kaiser, a Hoisington native and Co-Student Ambassador of the Year, finished at 3.85.
Earning NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement honors were softball players Kristin Schartz (3.76) from Larned, Tessa Sterling (3.70) of McPherson and Co-Outstanding Graduate Anna Voss (3.6) from Hays.
Women’s golf player Kathleen Duncan from Lakin rounds out the academic honors as her 3.64 grade point average earned Exemplary Academic Achievement honors as well.