NJCAA Announces Winners of 2012-2013 Academic Awards

NJCAA Announces Winners of 2012-13 Academic Awards  

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., today released the names of the 2012-2013 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards as well as the NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year.

Over 1,600 NJCAA student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors, including 169 that earned the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA). Superior Academic Achievement (3.8+ GPA) honors went to 592 student-athletes and over 900 met the standard for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.6+ GPA). 

Academic team accolades (3.0+ team GPA) were earned by over 500 programs with 24 winning the distinction as the Academic Teams of the Year.

This season, close to 60,000 student-athletes competed in the NJCAA across 3,500 teams in 28 different sports.

The 2012-2013 academic year marks the 30th consecutive season the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983. 

Below are this year's winners from the GCAA. 

NOTES:

Academic Student-Athlete Awards
The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards were previously known as NJCAA Academic All-American honors. The NJCAA has renamed its academic awards program to the following:

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

Academic Team Awards
Teams that have the highest overall GPA for their sport are designated as the 2012-13 NJCAA (Sport) Academic Team of the Year. Example: 2012-13 NJCAA Baseball Academic Team of the Year.

Teams that qualify with an overall team GPA above 3.0 are designated as a 2012-13 NJCAA (Sport) All-Academic Team. Example: 2012-13 NJCAA Baseball All-Academic Team.

 
 
 
 

2012-2013 All-Academic Student Athlete Awards

Name

College

Sports

GPA

Award Type

Hannah Ballingall

Andrew College

W Softball I

3.72

Exemplary Academic Achievement

Jazmyne Taylor

Chattahoochee Technical College

W Cross Country I
W Indoor Track & Field
W Outdoor Track and Field I

3.94

Superior Academic Achievement

William Calhoun

Darton State College

M Baseball I

3.81

Superior Academic Achievement

Richard Conkle

Darton State College

M Baseball I

3.83

Superior Academic Achievement

Emily Mitchell

Darton State College

W Swimming and Diving

3.65

Exemplary Academic Achievement

Madison Case

Georgia Perimeter College

W Softball I

3.9

Superior Academic Achievement

Samantha Maycock

Georgia Perimeter College

W Softball I

3.79

Exemplary Academic Achievement

Kaydee Boyt

Gordon State College

W Softball I

3.8

Superior Academic Achievement

Brianna Harris

Gordon State College

W Soccer I
W Softball I

3.76

Exemplary Academic Achievement

Aaron Mizell

Gordon State College

M Baseball I

3.61

Exemplary Academic Achievement

Erika Strnad

Gordon State College

W Soccer I

3.62

Exemplary Academic Achievement

Amanda Voyles

Gordon State College

W Softball I

3.62

Exemplary Academic Achievement

William Walker

Gordon State College

M Baseball I

3.9

Superior Academic Achievement

Craig Williams

Gordon State College

M Cross Country I

3.8

Superior Academic Achievement

Jenna Hanson

Middle Georgia State College

W Softball I

3.68

Exemplary Academic Achievement

Rebecca Harrison

Middle Georgia State College

W Softball I

3.69

Exemplary Academic Achievement

Matthew Roberts

Middle Georgia State College

M Baseball I

3.63

Exemplary Academic Achievement

Blake Shouse

Middle Georgia State College

M Baseball I

3.93

Superior Academic Achievement

               

 

 
 

2012-2013 All-Academic Teams

 

Sport

College

GPA

Men's Basketball Atlanta Metropolitan College
3.09

Men's Basketball

Oxford College of Emory University

3.04

Women's Cross Country

Gordon State College

3.01

Women's Soccer

Oxford College of Emory University

3.24

Women's Softball

Middle Georgia State College

3.25

Women's Softball

Gordon State College

3.13

Men's Tennis

Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

3.15

Men's Tennis

Oxford College of Emory University

3.14

Women's Tennis

Oxford College of Emory University

3.53