FCC student-athletes excel in the classroom

FCC student-athletes excel in the classroom

Charlotte, NC – The 2019-20 academic year presented unprecedented challenges to NJCAA student-athletes, but through determination and excellence in the classroom, 9,555 student-athletes garnered All-Academic recognition for achieving a GPA above 3.6.

"NJCAA student-athletes proved that no obstacle is too difficult to overcome," stated NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Chirstopher Parker. "These difficulties pushed our student-athletes to the limit this year, but the opportunity to overcome these challenges presented itself and our student-athletes flourished academically. The association commends all individuals for their continued success on the playing surfaces and in the classrooms."

Frederick Community College prides itself on producing a high-quality and academically challenging environment for its students and the Cougar student-athletes have been up to the test in the classroom. FCC student-athletes are consistently exceeding their lofty standards for academic achievement while setting new records in the classroom.

Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher for the 2019-20 academic year. The criteria for the three All-Academic teams are listed below:

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

Name

Sport

Class

Award Type

Madison France

Volleyball (Court)

Sophomore

NJCAA All-Academic First Team

Elizabeth Wilson

Volleyball (Court)

Sophomore

NJCAA All-Academic First Team

Jacob Berry

Baseball

Sophomore

NJCAA All-Academic First Team

Keirra Shaffer

Volleyball (Court)

Sophomore

NJCAA All-Academic First Team

Ally Pick

Soccer (Women)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic First Team

Grace Dutrow

Soccer (Women)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic First Team

Mahala Sawyers

Soccer (Women)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic First Team

Max Cannon

Baseball

Sophomore

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team

Rylind Abshire

Volleyball (Court)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team

Taylor Beckley

Softball

Sophomore

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team

Kyle Schofield

Baseball

Sophomore

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team

Clarisse Diaz

Volleyball (Court)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team

Shannon Kraham

Basketball (Women)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team

Ashley Nguyen

Soccer (Women)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team

Rebeka Ogren

Basketball (Women)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team

Magdalene Tumy

Volleyball (Court)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

Hope Redhead

Soccer (Women)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

Christian Knox

Basketball (Men)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

Makaala Ambush

Basketball (Women)

Freshman

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

To view a full list of all student-athlete award winners, visit: https://d2o2figo6ddd0g.cloudfront.net/n/9/wv7kpzh7q7hmrt/2019-20_NJCAA_All-Academic_Teams_-2-.pdf

2,427 student-athletes garnered NJCAA All-Academic First Team honors after achieving a 4.0 GPA. 3,043 student-athletes were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team while 4,085 student-athletes received third-team recognition. An impressive 557 student-athletes who received NJCAA All-American honors for their efforts on the playing surfaces also achieved NJCAA All-Academic recognition for the 2019-20 year.

The NJCAA has been annually recognizing the academic success of its student-athletes since 1983.