by Alan Hoskins, KCKCC
Five teams and 51 student-athletes at Kansas City Kansas Community College earned NJCAA academic recognition during the 2019-2020 academic year.
The five teams earning NJCAA Academic Team recognition are the most Blue Devil teams so honored in a single season. Softball led the way with a cumulative 3.54 grade point average followed by men’s golf (3.44), baseball (3.43), men’s soccer (3.24) and women’s soccer (3.14).
Individually, 21 student-athletes were named to the NJCAA All-Academic first team by compiling perfect grade point averages of 4.00. In addition, 10 Blue Devils were named to the second team by earning GPA’s of .3.80-3.99 and 20 had GPA’s of 3.60-3.79 to earn third team honors. The All-Academic honorees:
Softball – Nerida Elson, Shaylun Grosstephan, Abby Henson, Devin Purcell, Hannah Redick.
Baseball – Lester Biggs, Josiah Crowley, Griffin Everitt, Seth Kenagy, Gabriel Ramos, Jake Shafer.
Women’s soccer – Paige Liston, Melissa Siegel.
Men’s soccer – Fernando Barbosa, Leonardo Bonelli, Nicholas Bosediano, Abdulrahmen Khalid, Felipe Lourenco, Jonathan Moon, Guilherme Moreno.
Volleyball – Allayah Stillwell.
Softball – Brady Bassler, Alaina Howe.
Baseball – Eduardo Acosta, Logan Barnard, Hunter Cashero, Osvaldo Mendez-Ramos.
Women’s soccer – Alexandra Schemmel.
Men’s soccer – Marcos Cabral, Jorge Monferre, Leonardo Notarnicola.
Softball – Georgia Faunt, Haley Masisak, Alyssa Seichepine.
Baseball – Michael Edgar, Tre Simmons, Jose Sosa.
Women’s soccer – Madison Broeker, Corrine Hughes, Ruth Nunez, Jaidyn Yingling.
Men’s soccer – Vitor Lo, Alejandro Maillet, Ignacio Sarasol.
Golf – Keegan Ellington, Dylan Freund, Cameron Riley, Kellen Welch.
Volleyball – Grace Golay, McKenna Johnson.
Men’s basketball – Tim Barbieri.