EWC athletes receive academic recognition

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Eastern Wyoming College Athletic Director Tom Andersen has announced the academic excellence of EWC student athletes. There were 8 students athletes who earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic All American honors.

Pinnacle Award – 4.0 GPA
Kylee Tresch, volleyball, Wright, WY

Superior Award – 3.8-3.99 GPA
Sophia Arensdorf, volleyball, Ogallala, NE
Jared Pilkington, golf, Scottsbluff, NE
Adrian Torres Ruiz, golf, Madrid, Spain

Exemplary Award – 3.60-3.79 GPA
Walker Korell, men’s basketball, Frederick, CO
Anna Perez Gomez, women’s basketball, Canet de Mar, Spain
Jessica Rossi, women’s basketball, Yampa, CO
Alexandria Simmerman, volleyball, Ogallala, NE

Team grade point averages were as follows:

Golf – 3.31
Women’s Basketball – 3.29
Volleyball – 3.25
Men’s Basketball – 3.06
Rodeo (29 students) – 2.95

Five members of the EWC Lancer Rodeo Team have been recognized as Scholar Americans from the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Students must maintain a 3.5 gpa and earn points in competition to be eligible. The students earning this recognition were:

J.J. Skarohlid, Cheyenne, WY
Levi Walter, Wray, CO
Jamie Thompson, Yoder, WY
Cody Lane, Torrington, WY
Kyle Chapman, Rock Springs, WY

In addition, 19 student athletes were named NJCAA Region IX Academic All Region. To qualify, student athletes must have 2 or more full time semesters with a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Men’s Basketball

Cody Lane, Torrington, WY
Grant Olsson, Gering, NE

Volleyball

Sophia Arensdorf, Ogallala, NE
Carmen Carvajal, Lugo, Spain
Lauren Hastings, Cheyenne, WY
Helena Khouri, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Madison Powell, Yuma, CO
Alexandria Simmerman, Ogallala, NE
Shelby Welsh, Ogallala, NE
Kylee Tresch, Wright, WY

Women’s Basketball

Sarah Bersang, Horsens, Denmark
Pamela Bethel, Nassau, Bahamas
Emily Evans, Cheyenne, WY
Anna Perez Gomez, Canet De Mar, Spain
Carna Prokic, Subotica, Serbia
Jessica Rossi, Yampa, CO

Golf

Jared Pilkington, Scottsbluff, NE
Adrian Torres Ruiz, Madrid, Spain
Arvy Shongwe, Ezulwini, Swaziland

“This is a real tribute to our coaches for putting the emphasis on academics and the work they do into recruiting solid student athletes,” stated Andersen.

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