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Eighteen GRCC Student-Athletes Receive NJCAA All-Academic Honors

GRCC Raiders logo on inflatable tunnel in Gordon Hunsberger Arena. (Breegan Petruska/The Collegiate)

By Kaia Zimmerman

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced the All-Academic teams on July 16, 2021, with 18 Grand Rapids Community College student-athletes receiving honors.

To earn the honors, an athlete must complete two full terms and have accumulated at least 24 hours with an overall GPA of 3.6 or higher.

For a student-athlete to receive Michigan Community College Athletic Association All-Academic First Team, they must have a cumulative GPA of 4.0. Five Raiders were able to achieve this accomplishment including:

  • Redshirt-freshman Taylor Cross (softball)
  • Redshirt-freshman Audrey Gower (volleyball)
  • Freshman Erin Kruitoff (women’s basketball)
  • Redshirt-freshman Dalton Vander Ark (baseball)
  • Redshirt-freshman Alena Visnovsky (volleyball)

Seven Raiders received MCCAA All-Academic Second Team, having a GPA of 3.8-3.99. Those student-athletes were:

  • Freshman Caleb Englesman (baseball)
  • Sophomore Allison Hoop (women’s cross country)
  • Freshman Arie Jackman (golf)
  • Freshman Jeremy Marble (baseball)
  • Sophomore Mariah Vos (women’s cross country)
  • Freshman Alexzandria Webster (women’s cross country)
  • Redshirt-freshman Matt Williams (baseball)

To receive MCCAA All-Academic Third Team, a student-athlete must have a GPA of 3.6-3.79. Six Raiders received this honor, including:

  • Redshirt-freshman Collin Bradley (baseball)
  • Sophomore Kailey Carmean (volleyball)
  • Sophomore Jack Kehoe (men’s cross country)
  • Redshirt-freshman Zari Kruger (volleyball)
  • Freshman Mikayla Leow (softball)
  • Redshirt-freshman Aaron West (baseball)

You can see the entire list of the NJCAA academic honors here.


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