EWC Athletic Department announces academic recognition of athletes

Friday, June 15th, 2018

The Athletic Department at Eastern Wyoming College has announced the recognition of several student athletes for high academic achievement.

There were 32 student athletes named Academic All Region 9. The student athletes must have accumulated a minimum of 24 semester hours with a minimum 3.25 grade point average (GPA) in the academic year. Of the 32 athletes, 14 were volleyball players, 9 from women’s basketball, 5 from golf and 4 were men’s basketball players.

The 14 volleyball Academic All Region 9 student athletes were:
Tanna Badje-Hay Springs, NE
Kodi Edwards-Wright, WY
Shaniah Freeseman-Gordon, NE
Helena Khouri-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Lissette Lefforge-Otis, CO
Sage Martin-Elm Creek, NE
Jaslyn Seeley-Sundance, WY
Dawson Sharman-Sidney, NE
Alex Simmerman-Ogallala, NE
Katie Strohschein-Wright, WY
Jaysie Thomas-Wright, WY
Kylee Tresch-Wright, WY
Paige Vitosh-Odell, NE
Precious Williams-Alliance, NE

The 9 women’s basketball Academic All Region 9 student athletes were:
Pamela Bethel-Nassau, Bahamas, Emily Buchanan-Yoder, WY, Nicole Cutler-Palmerston North, New Zealand Kaylynn Jefferson-Lingle, WY Macie Mackey-Gillette, WY Lauren O’Connell-Houston, TX Kelliann Raff-Denver, Co Abril Rexach-Roure-Lleida, Spain Ines Salat Margarit-Barcelona, Spain

The 5 golf Academic All Region 9 student athletes were:
Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez-Munguia, Spain George Elliott-Salisbury, United Kingdom Cameron Heath-Bolton, United Kingdom Trey Massey-Lander, WY Jared Pilkington-Scottsbluff, NE

The 4 men’s basketball Academic All Region 9 student athletes were:
Aleksandar Cosic-Belgrade, Serbia, Walker Korell-Fredrick, CO, Jonathan Morrobel=Santiago, Dominican Republic Janko Stojanovic-Novi Sad, Serbia

Overall team GPA’s were as follows:
Women’s Basketball – 3.51
Golf – 3.50
Volleyball – 3.48
Men’s Basketball – 2.75

EWC had 21 student athletes who earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All American Honors. The criteria for each level are as follows: 1st Team, 4.0 GPA; 2nd Team, 3.8-3.99 GPA; 3rd Team, 3.6-3.79 GPA. Of the 21 student athletes earning recognition, 8 were women’s basketball, 8 volleyball, 3 golf and 2 men’s basketball.

1st Team NJCAA All American Honors
Pamela Bethel, Women’s Basketball
Emily Buchanan, Women’s Basketball
Macie Mackey, Women’s Basketball
Lauren O’Connell, Women’s Basketball
Jaslyn Seeley, Volleyball
Precious Williams, Volleyball

2nd Team NJCAA All American Honors
Kodi Edwards, Volleyball
Shaniah Freeseman, Volleyball
Jared Pilkington, Golf
Ines Salat Margarit, Women’s Basketball
Kylee Tresch, Volleyball

3rd Team NJCAA All American Honors
Nicole Cutler, Women’s Basketball
Gonzalo Arcelay Fernandez, Golf
Cameron Heath, Golf
Kaylynn Jefferson, Women’s Basketball
Helena Khouri, Volleyball
Walker Korell, Men’s Basketball
Johnathan Morrobel, Men’s Basketball
Abril Rexach – Roure, Women’s Basketball
Alex Simmerman, Volleyball
Kylee Tresch, Volleyball

Three members of the EWC rodeo team were recognized as National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association (NIRA) Scholar Americans. This honor recognizes student athletes who have earned points at an NIRA sanctioned rodeo and have earned a cumulative 3.5 GPA.

The EWC NIRA Scholar Americans were:
Jacey Thompson-Lingle, WY
Levi Walter-Wray, CO
Libby Winchell-Scottsbluff, NE

 

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