Highland Student Athletes Recognized by NJCAA

published June 24, 2016

Highland Student Athletes Recognized by NJCAA

The National Junior College Athletic Association recognizes student athletes each year from its various membership institutions as “NJCAA Academic Student Athlete Awards” 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 sports program with a GPA of 3.6 or above.

            Pinnacle (4.0)

                        Dylan Wheeler                       Holton, Kansas                      Football

            Superior (3.8-3.99)

                        Conner Bigham                     Hiawatha, Kansas                 Men’s Track

            Exemplary (3.6-3.79)

                        Chelsea Gabriel                    Grain Valley, MO                   Women’s Track

                        Jacob Rominger                   Shawnee Mission, KS          Football

                        Konner Patterson                  McLouth, KS                          Softball

                        Faith Cain                              Omaha, NE                            Softball

                        Sabina Szmajduch                Poland                                   Volleyball

                        Brock Polley                          Wichita, KS                             Football

                        D’Marcus Garrett                  Wichita, KS                             Football

                        Syvannah Williams                Leavenworth, KS                 Women’s Cross Country/Track



In addition to the individual honors, Highland had teams that also achieved academic excellence: the women’s indoor track team, women’s cross country team, softball team, and the volleyball team.  The teams must have an over-all 3.0 GPA or better.

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