NORTHWEST TECH ATHLETES RECEIVE NATIONAL ACADEMIC HONORS

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NORTHWEST TECH ATHLETES RECEIVE NATIONAL ACADEMIC HONORS

Goodland, KS. (06/26/2017)  – Northwest Tech like to recognize those student-athletes that went above and beyond both in the classroom and on the field or court.  After submitting academic results to the NJCAA these athletes qualified for National Academic Student-Athlete Award.

The criteria to receive individual honors are:

Third Team NJCAA All-Academic Award: 3.60-3.79

Second Team NJCAA All-Academic Award: 3.80-3.99

First Team NJCAA All-Academic Award: 4.00

Selena Acosta                         Third Team                3.71                Dance

Arron Arteaga                        Second Team                         3.84                Cross Country

Dominique Evans                  Third Team                3.60                Wrestling

Bridgette Fittery                    First Team                  4.00                Track & Field

Austin Hernandez                 Third Team                3.74                Wrestling

Gabriel Longworth                Third Team                3.61                Track & Field

William Lybaek                      First Team                  4.00                Men’s Basketball

Dalton Mason                                    Second Team             3.82                Wrestling

Omar Mendoza                      Third Team                3.67                Track & Field

Jaqueline Rivas                      Third Team                3.79                Women’s Soccer

Ivan Simic                              Second Team             3.91                Men’s Basketball

Ayushwinder Singh              First Team                  4.00                Men’s Soccer

Ryan Snow                             Second Team             3.98                Wrestling

James Taylor                          Third Team                3.62                Wrestling

Samantha Teller                    Third Team                3.72                Women’s Soccer

Aurimas Tverijonas               Third Team                3.70                Men’s Basketball

Toby Van Ry                          First Team                  4.00                Men’s Basketball

Gregory Williams                   Second Team             3.84                Men’s Soccer

In addition to individual honors, below are the teams that qualify to be nominated for academic team of the year for the NJCAA.  Teams must have a combined Team GPA of at least a 3.00 to be nominated.  The NJCAA will give the award to the team in each sport with the highest GPA as well as Honorable Mention for the runner up.

Teams from Northwest Kansas Technical College are:

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field:  3.21

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field: 3.06

Women’s Soccer: 3.17

Women’s Basketball: 3.00

Dance: 3.22

Overall the Northwest Kansas Technical College entire student-athlete population had a combined GPA of 3.02