The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has recognized 22 Central Community College student-athletes and one team for academic achievement during 2018-19.

Student-athletes who earned a 4.0 GPA were named NJCAA All-Academic First Team while those who posted a GPA of 3.80-3.99 were named NJCAA All-Academic Second Team. The NJCAA All-Academic Third Team is comprised of student-athletes who finished with a GPA of 3.60-3.79.

The CCC volleyball team led the way with eight student-athletes earning NJCAA academic honors, followed by men’s soccer with five. Softball and women’s basketball each had four players receive honors, while golf and men’s basketball each had one.

As a team, volleyball sported a 3.55 grade point average, to place in the top 20. Overall, 106 volleyball teams nationwide earned NJCAA academic honors.

Jacie Laetsch of Chambers was named to the volleyball second team.

“It is incredibly gratifying to see our student-athletes earn accolades for their hard work in the classroom,” said CCC Interim Athletic Director Mary Young, who served as head volleyball coach during 2018-19. “At some point, the competitive athletic skills our athletes possess will diminish, but formal education will sustain them for life. We believe this is our duty and obligation to build a tremendous academic foundation for our student-athletes that will prepare them for the challenges of life.”

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