EAC Athletes Excel In the Classroom

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Colorado Springs, CO – The NJCAA has announced the 2017-18 Academic Teams of the Year with 6 programs at Eastern Arizona College earning  recognition of achieving the highest GPA in their respective sport.

Every year the NJCAA recognizes teams and individual athletes that maintain a GPA over 3.0.

Athletic Director Jim Bagnall was extremely satisfied with these student athletes. “We are very proud of our student-athletes and teams that excel in the classroom and in competition.  It takes discipline and hard work to be successful in both.  One of our goals is to prepare our students to move on to the next level of education and playing opportunities.  I believe that our coaches, counselors, and Student Learning Center have done a very good job in these two areas.”

NJCAA Recognized Academic Teams of the Year (3.0 GPA or Higher)

 Tennis 3.45

Softball 3.38

Volleyball 3.32

Golf 3.27

Baseball 3.24

Men’s Basketball 3.10

1st Team Academic (4.0)

Carmen Argulo (Softball)

Luke Denoyer (Baseball)

Juliette Mary (Tennis)

2nd Team Academic (3.80-3.99)

Sierra Esperas, Taylor Hatfield (Volleyball)

Tucker Knight (Baseball)

Sabyn Martinez(Morenci), Bailey Rominger (Softball)

Heidi Simons (Tennis)

3rd Team Academic (3.60-3.79)

Brendan Paul, Ruben Portillo (Baseball)

Christopher Corona(Duncan), Julian Christian, Dyllan Robinson (Men’s Basketball)

Thomas Harvey (Golf)

Taylor Hollestelle(Morenci), Vevesi Liilii, Claudia Lopez, Pania Monk (Softball)

Clara Desbiolles, Polly Evans(Safford) (Tennis)

Kialanda Christelle (Volleyball)