Highland Student Athletes Recognized by NJCAApublished 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.