Seven Cobras Programs Earn Academic Honors From NJCAA

Published on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Seven Cobras Programs Earn Academic Honors From NJCAA

Thirty student-athletes earn individual recognition

Parkland College Athletics and Parkland College are proud to announce the academic success of Cobras student-athletes for the 2019-20 academic year. The National Junior College Athletic Association recognizes teams as well as individual student-athletes for their success in the classroom. 


Cobras Athletics had seven programs receive the designation of “2019-20 Academic Team of the Year,” meaning the team’s average individual GPA was 3.00 or higher for both semesters. Those programs were volleyball (3.55), softball (3.48), golf (3.46), women’s basketball (3.41), women’s soccer (3.32), men’s basketball (3.18), and baseball (3.16). 


Individual student-athletes are recognized in three different categories: NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.00), Second Team (3.80-3.99), and Third Team (3.60-3.79). (See full list below.) A total of 30 Cobras student-athletes received All-Academic recognition. Ten earned a spot on the First Team, earning a perfect 4.00 for both the fall and the spring semesters. Nine were named to the Second Team, and eleven were named to the Third Team. 


2019-20 NJCAA All-Academic Teams 


NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.00) 

Samuel Beesley – Men’s Basketball 

Mallory Bergbower – Volleyball 

Sydney Eichelberger – Softball 

Emily Meinert – Women’s Basketball 

Michelle Miller – Women’s Soccer 

Briana Poehler – Softball 

Cassandra Russo – Women’s Basketball 

Summerlyn Smith – Volleyball 

Kelvin Swims – Men’s Basketball 

Madison Wade – Women’s Soccer 


NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80-3.99) 

Matheus Araujo – Men’s Soccer 

William Barnak – Golf 

Halle Everett – Volleyball 

Chase Gockel – Baseball 

Charles Hodges – Baseball 

Brooke Norder – Volleyball 

Camryn Skundberg – Softball 

Cameron Wise – Men’s Basketball 

Paige Yoder – Volleyball 


NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79) 

David Ascencio - Baseball 

Ariana Booker – Women’s Basketball 

Tristan Cazel – Baseball 

Shelby Frederick – Softball 

Amanda Greening – Volleyball 

Summer Johnson – Softball 

Evan MacLean – Golf 

Jeff Madden – Baseball 

Lotte Miller – Women’s Basketball 

Samantha Tamburo – Softball 

Madison Yocks - Volleyball 


[Article by Joey Gruner]

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