The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently announced this year’s Athletes of Distinction, including the Academic Student-Athlete Awards.
This year, seven students from Laramie County Community College were honored for their efforts in the classroom. According to the NJCAA, LCCC had more students recognized than any other such college in the state.
The students who received awards for Superior Academic Achievement, with a grade point average of 3.80-3.99, are Mackenzie Foster, volleyball; McKenzie Long, volleyball; Kelsey Ross, volleyball; Christopher Ruff, soccer; and Jemma Woods, volleyball.
Two students were honored with awards for Exemplary Academic Achievement, which recognizes those with a grade point average of 3.60-3.79: Stefan Becker, basketball; and Shayleen Crank, women’s soccer.
To be considered for these awards, students must have completed three full-time semesters and a minimum of 45 semester credit hours of college level work. All college level course work is used in the calculation, in addition to participating in at least one season at the varsity level at the college from which they are nominated.