Highland Student Athletes Recognized by NJCAA

published July 5, 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 sport’s program with a GPA of 3.6 or above.

            Pinnacle (4.0)

                        Dylan Wheeler                     Holton, Kansas                    Football

                        John Brunner                       Ebling, Kansas                     Cross Country/Track

                        Emily Ebert                            Clay Center, Kansas           Volleyball

                        Szonja Vukov                       Hungary                                Basketball


           Superior (3.8-3.99)

                        Conner Bigham                   Hiawatha, Kansas               Men’s Track

                        MiKenzie Garvin                  Lawrence, Kansas               Softball

                        Nicholas Reesor                  Topeka, Kansas                   Football


           Exemplary (3.6-3.79)

                        Faith Cain                             Omaha, KS                           Softball

                        Tamara Drinkard                  Denison, KS                         Women’s Track

                        Lyndon Ewing                      Swiftwater, PA                      Men’s Basketball

                        Chelsea Gabriel                   Grain Valley, MO                  Women’s Track

                        D’Marcus Garrett                  Wichita, KS                           Football

                        Ryan Gibson                        Highland, Kansas                Volleyball

                        Bailey Mistler                       Owensville, MO                    Women’s Cross Country/Track

                        Austin Mitchell                     Australia                                Baseball

                        Konner Patterson                McLouth, KS                         Softball

                        Brock Polley                          Wichita, KS                           Football

                        Jacob Rominger                   Shawnee Mission, KS        Football

                        Cody Swanson                    Americus, KS                        Football

                        Sabina Szmajduch              Poland                                   Volleyball

                        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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