Six Montgomery County Community College student-athletes were named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) 2021-2022 All-Academic Individual Teams, which recognize student-athletes across the country for their dedication in the classroom.
Mustangs Women’s Volleyball player Amanda Grubb was named to the NJCAA First Team. Nathan Hartman and James Joseph of the Men’s Basketball team, along with Allison Perry of the Women’s Volleyball team, were named to the NJCAA Second Team. Women’s Volleyball player Emily Bogle and Jake Schalki, of the Men’s Basketball Team, were named to the NJCAA Third Team.
“These prestigious awards are just the latest examples that our student-athletes are leaders both on the field and in the classroom,” said Kelly Dunbar, Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation. “To maintain a high GPA while balancing the needs of their respective teams is no easy feat and shows just how hard-working and talented these student-athletes truly are. They deserve to be recognized and celebrated for their accomplishments.”
Student-athletes qualify for the recognition by having completed two full-time semesters or three full-time quarters of college work. They must also have participated in at least one season at the varsity level at the college from which they are nominated. The must have a minimum of 24 semester hours or 36 quarter hours completed in the current academic year. Student-athletes who graduated mid-year are eligible for academic awards--individual and team.
To qualify for the NJCAA First Team, students must hold a 4.0 GPA. To qualify for the NJCAA Second Team, students must hold between a 3.80 and 3.99 GPA. NJCAA Third Team members must hold between a 3.60 to 3.79 GPA.
Similarly, the NJCAA District 19 Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC) announced its All-Academic Team, which includes 24 fall student-athletes and 18 spring student-athletes from MCCC. The criteria to qualify for the award required a full-time student to maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher.
MCCC’s athletic program challenges student-athletes to be the best they can be—physically and mentally. Here, they can perform in their chosen sport at a high level of competition as an integral part of their education.
MCCC has three intercollegiate men’s teams, four intercollegiate women’s teams and intramural sports on its Blue Bell and Pottstown campuses, including baseball, basketball, soccer, softball and volleyball. It also has an all-gender esports team.
For more information, contact Kelly Dunbar, Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation.