FCSAA student-athletes, teams receive NJCAA all-academic honors

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 14, 2014) – The following student-athletes from Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) member schools received academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), based on their work during the 2013-14 academic year. 

The NJCAA recognizes the following: 

  • NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale)
  • NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80-3.99 on a 4.00 scale)
  • NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60-3.79 on a 4.00 scale) 

Broward College

  • Superior: Whitney Irey, softball
  • Exemplary: Morgan Gmytruk, softball; James Wright, III, baseball 

Chipola College

  • Superior: Kimberly Wiltse, cross country
  • Exemplary: Ebony Wells, women’s basketball 

College of Central Florida

  • Superior: Cristina Llorens, volleyball; Amy Szymanowski, softball
  • Exemplary: Amber Acosta, softball; Brittney Brown, volleyball; Lindsey O’Steen, softball 

Daytona State College

  • Pinnacle: Jessica Madsen, women’s golf; Megan Schwietert, softball
  • Superior: Samuel Bates, baseball; Jennie Cook, softball; Mary Dawson, women’s golf; Soyoung Hwang, women’s golf; Matthew Naylor, baseball; John Smith, baseball
  • Exemplary: Nathan Bond, baseball; Bradley Emery, baseball; Ashton Fritz, men’s basketball; Jonathan Ortiz, baseball; Janet Snipe, softball 

Eastern Florida State College

  • Pinnacle: Lindsey Pugh, volleyball
  • Superior: Ben Patrick men’s basketball; Sara Watkins, volleyball
  • Exemplary: Katlyn Bales, women’s soccer; Brooke Formby, softball; Devin McAllister, women’s soccer; Mariah Robbins, women’s soccer; Brianna Seaman, softball; Kimberly Tierney, women’s soccer 

Florida State College at Jacksonville

  • Superior: Bailey Palmer, tennis
  • Exemplary: Lynn Dollekamp, softball; Ragan Palmer, tennis 

Hillsborough Community College

  • Superior: Kaitlyn Ficarrotta, softball 

Indian River State College

  • Pinnacle: Sarah Kelton, women’s basketball; Olivia Sims, women’s swimming and diving
  • Superior: Ryan Ripken, baseball
  • Exemplary: Emily Davidson, volleyball; George Iskenderian, baseball; Evan Jacob, men’s swimming and diving; Mark Kubatov, men’s basketball; Jenna Smith, softball; Spencer Williams, men’s swimming and diving 

Lake-Sumter State College

  • Pinncale: Christopher Blanton, baseball; Samuel Thomas, baseball
  • Superior: Taylor Douglass, softball; Milica Golubovic, volleyball
  • Exemplary: Breann VanderZyl, softball 

Miami Dade College

  • Superior: Stephanie Cabrices, softball
  • Exemplary: Kayla Dowdell, volleyball; Shea Piz, softball 

Northwest Florida State College

  • Superior: Haley Goodsen, softball; Gabriela Kuroda, softball
  • Exemplary: Hannah Day, softball; Zackary Watson, baseball 

Palm Beach State College

  • Pinnacle: Samantha Evans, volleyball
  • Exemplary: Carly Bishop, volleyball; Brett Lashley, baseball 

Pasco-Hernando State College

  • Exemplary: Jessi Shapiro, volleyball; Judith Young, women’s cross country 

Pensacola State College

  • Exemplary: Ben Emery, baseball; Margaret Perdue, women’s basketball 

Polk State College

  • Superior: Ashley Hass, volleyball; Ashley Toth, volleyball
  • Exemplary: Deanna Littles, softball; Cole Ondrejka, baseball; Casey Schroeder, baseball; Kara Seymour, softball 

Santa Fe College

  • Exemplary: Erin Marsh, softball; Derek Vail, baseball 

Seminole State College

  • Exemplary: Kelsey Jensen, women’s golf 

South Florida State College

  • Exemplary: Caitlyn Lytle, softball; Zachary Osha, baseball 

St. Johns River State College

  • Exemplary: Jose Hernandez, baseball; Elizabeth Thompson, volleyball 

St. Petersburg College

  • Pinnacle: Nina Interwies, volleyball
  • Superior: Brandi Hazen, softball
  • Exemplary: Alexa Coscia, volleyball; Brianna Skipper, softball 

State College of Florida

  • Superior: Kathryn Torre, volleyball
  • Exemplary: Courtney Covert, softball; Jaice Metherall, softball; Cory Reid, baseball; Kelly Rossip, volleyball; Charles Sandberg, Jr., baseball; Erika Schick, softball; Sean Trent, baseball 

Tallahassee Community College 

  • Exemplary: Alexis Huss, softball 

Additionally, the NJCAA recognized teams who achieved academic excellence during the 2013-14 academic year. The following FCSAA teams were named NJCAA Academic Team of the Year in their respective sport: 

  • Baseball: Daytona State College, 3.66 team GPA
  • Women’s Golf: Daytona State College, 3.77 team GPA 

Other teams who made the NJCAA’s All-Academic Teams (minimum 3.00 team GPA) list include: 

  • Baseball: State College of Florida (3.15), Lake-Sumter State College (3.04), Chipola College (3.00)
  • Men’s Basketball: Chipola College (3.12)
  • Women’s Basketball: Daytona State College (3.23), Chipola College (3.00)
  • Women’s Cross Country: Chipola (3.35)
  • Softball: Daytona State College (3.35), State College of Florida (3.28), Lake-Sumter State College (3.26), Pasco-Hernando State College (3.02), Chipola College (3.01)
  • Women’s Tennis: Florida State College at Jacksonville (3.39), State College of Florida (3.17)
  • Volleyball: Daytona State College (3.42), State College of Florida (3.35), Pasco-Hernando State College (3.31), Palm Beach State College (3.25), Lake-Sumter State College (3.19), St. Petersburg College (3.05)