The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently released the list of top academic teams and student-athletes for the 2018-2019 academic year. Seven of the Trojan teams and 43 of the athletes were on the list for top academic achievement.
To qualify as an NJCAA All-Academic team the grades for the entire squad are averaged together. If the team has over a 3.0 combined GPA they make the list. The seven teams to make the list for Trinidad State this year are Volleyball, Softball, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross Country, Women’s Soccer, Women’s Indoor Track and Women’s Outdoor Track. Volleyball edged out Softball, 3.55 to 3.54, for the top GPA at the college. Nationally there were over 700 programs on the list.
Some 6,656 student-athletes across the country were honored by the NJCAA this year. Those athletes fall into three categories:
— NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA
— NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA
— NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA
n Earning First Team at TSJC
Ashlee Minne (Soccer), Hannah Gilmore (Basketball), Hayley Leatherwood (Soccer), Jade Glasser (Soccer), Jessica Arellano (Softball), Jocelyn Charlesworth (Volleyball), Mary Baldwin (Indoor Track & Field, Cross Country) and Reina Sotelo Ramos (Soccer)
n Earning Second Team at TSJC
Anthony Durbano (Baseball), Brianna Warren (Volleyball), Camille Ruggles (Indoor Track & Field, Cross Country, Outdoor Track & Field), Guillaume Beaudry (Baseball), Hannah Day (Soccer), Issac Essien (Basketball), Jess Pratt (Baseball), Macy Willis (Volleyball), Rachel McKinley (Softball), Reid Baty (Baseball), Toni Moore (Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field) and Tori Litwin (Softball)
n Earning Third Team at TSJC
Aspen Dufour (Softball), Avery Bohn (Softball), Bailey Smith (Cross Country, Indoor Track & Field, Outdoor Track & Field), Brittney Krey (Softball), Cambri Curtis (Soccer), Destinee Vigil (Basketball), Destiny Calderon-Ruiz (Volleyball), Devin Smith (Basketball), Harleigh Scott (Softball), Heloisa Niespodzinski (Volleyball), Hugo Snyder (Soccer), Jamie Leon (Softball), Joseph Enright (Indoor Track & Field, Cross Country, Outdoor Track & Field), Joshua Pinto (Soccer), Julia Chavez (Volleyball), Madison Kaminky (Soccer), Maya Trujillo (Volleyball), Megan Nunez (Softball), Miranda Medrano (Softball), Paola Maradei Meijia (Volleyball), Sheyanne Sandoval (Softball), Teddi Garcia (Softball) and Thayla Ventura Grigorio (Soccer).