NJCAA headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO has released the names of the 2011-2012 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards and All Academic Teams. Over 1,680 student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors.
The requirements for these NJCAA achievement awards are as follows:
Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence for 4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale.
Superior Academic Achievement for 3.80 to 3.99 on a 4.00 scale.
Exemplary Academic Achievement for 3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale.
Eastern Wyoming College student-athletes were Jubilee Sutherland, women’s basketball, from Glennallen, Alaska, received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence for having a perfect 4.0 grade point average during her career at EWC. Michael Martinez, golf, from Torrington, WY, received the Exemplary Academic Achievement award.
Academic All-Region recognition was given to volleyball players Amanda Firth, Preston, ID, Abby Welniak, Elyria, NE, and Chelsea Jones, Edgerton, WY. Women’s basketball players Jubilee Sutherland, Glennallen, AK, Brianna Pittman, Lakewood, CO, Kristine Hilger, Chugwater, WY and Jeileen Mas, Wesley Chapel, FL. Men’s basketball players Wacey Lym, Evanston, WY, Chad Cottam, Escalante, UT and Jordan Dick, Casper, WY. Men’s golf members Michael Martinez, Torrington, WY, Cayl Carpenter, Casper, WY and Dylan Wisroth, Torrington, WY
The women’s basketball, volleyball and men’s golf teams received All-Academic Teams awards.
The 2011-2012 season marks the 29th year the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983.