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CARL ALBERT ATHLETES NAMED TO NJCAA ACADEMIC TEAMS Featured

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Charlotte, NC – The NJCAA has announced the 2019-20 Academic Teams of the Year. Despite an academic year that was interrupted due to COVID-19, NJCAA student-athletes flourished in the classroom as 1,026 teams earned at least a 3.0 GPA or better.

Coach Aaron Emberton, Cross Country, continued the Women’s Cross Country streak to 3 years in a row for NJCAA Academic Team of the Year (HM); Team GPA 3.44

Coach Mark Pollard & Coach Shelby Whitecotton, Softball, continued the team’s streak to 8 years in a row for NJCAA Academic Team of the Year (HM); Team GPA 3.24

Coach Paul Pulley & Coach Kory Pollard, Baseball, achieved NJCAA Academic Team of the Year (HM) in their 1st year; Team GPA 3.05 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. 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 Congrats to the CASC student-athletes below: Baseball Justice Hayes, NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.90 GPA Dylan Clark, NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.81 GPA Daven Blanco, NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.81 GPA John Turbeville, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.74 GPA Softball Kailee Daney, NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA Elisha Stilwell, NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA Alys Parr, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.65 GPA Kayleigh Hunter, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60 GPA Men's XC Cade Weatherton, NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.81 GPA Women's XC Alayna Fielder, NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.90 GPA Selena Ibarra, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.74 GPA Iris Martinez, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.68 GPA

“We are immensely proud of the accomplishments of these tremendous student-athletes,” said President Jay Falkner. “They embody the high ideals to which we aspire here at Carl Albert State College. I would like to personally congratulate each of them. Job well done!”

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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