Highland Student Athletes Recognized by NJCAA

published July 2, 2015

Highland Student Athletes Recognized by NJCAA

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recognizes student athletes each year from its various member institutions with NJCAA Academic Student Athlete Awards to student athletes who have met the following requirements:  completion of three semesters of coursework, forty-five semester hours of credits, and participation in at least one season of a sport’s program with a GPA of 3.6 or above.


Highland Community College student athletes have met the criteria for this award in 2014-15:


            NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement (3.80-3.99 GPA)


                        Megan Lockwood                   Silver Lake, KS                       Volleyball

                        David Amer                              Shawnee Mission, KS           Baseball

                        Faith Rolen                              Carrollton, TX                          Basketball

                        India Johnson                         Overland Park, KS                  Basketball

                        Briley Ware                              Dexter, KS                                Volleyball/Track

                        Alisha Simonin                        Wathena, KS                           Volleyball/Track


            NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.6-3.79 GPA)


                        Kasey Clark                            St. Marys, KS                         Baseball

                        Brock Polley                           Wichita, KS                             Football

                        Joshua Pasley                       DeSoto, KS                             Football

                        Jordann Smith                        Andover, KS                           Softball

                        Katelynn Smith                       Wichita, KS                            Softball

                        Thaina Dos Santos Jensen  Topeka, KS                            Track

                        Kassiday Blevins                    Highland, KS                         Track



In addition to the individual honors, Highland had teams that also achieved academic excellence.

Members of the Scottie women’s track team earned the top GPA team in their sport.  Other sport teams at Highland that were recognized with a 3.0 GPA or higher were the women’s cross country team, women’s basketball team, and the women’s softball team.

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