Nine student-athletes from Bevill State Community College contributed to a new NJCAA record as 6,656 participants earned a spot on one of the three NJCAA All-Academic teams. This year's record eclipsed the previous mark of 6,329 set in the 2017-18 academic year.
"Year in and year out, NJCAA student-athletes continue to set a new standard both on the field and in the classroom," stated NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker. "The 2018-19 academic year was no different as student-athletes raised the bar once again to reiterate the importance of academics throughout the NJCAA. As an association, we take tremendous pride in knowing that our student-athletes put their best foot forward each day to become well-rounded members of their team, their campus, and their communities."
Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher. The criteria for the three All-Academic teams are:
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
Those earning spots on the teams from Bevill State include:
NJCAA All-Academic First Team: Ricki-Jill Borrough, Volleyball; Kaitlin Kelley, Softball; and Carson Lindsey, Baseball
NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: Shelby Morgan, Softball; Davis Vails, Baseball; and Jeffery White, Baseball
NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: Casey Kilgore, Volleyball; Mathew Hill, Baseball; and Spencer Hughes, Baseball
“We are very proud of the accomplishments of our student-athletes. These students are proving that Bevill State has stars both in athletics and academics,” said Dr. Chris Franklin, Bevill State Athletic Director.
The NJCAA has been annually recognizing the academic success of its student-athletes since 1983.