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Iowa Lakes athletes earn national recognition for academics

By Staff | Jul 29, 2020

Iowa Lakes Community College was recently honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for academic achievements during the 2019-20 school year.

Each year the NJCAA recognizes both teams and individuals for academic success. Four Iowa Lakes teams received honorable mention for earning a team cumulative grade point average above 3.0.

Women’s Swimming & Diving- 3.36

Softball- 3.16

Men’s Soccer- 3.02

Men’s Swimming & Diving- 3.02

“Very proud of our teams and individual student athletes with all of their academic accomplishments. It was a very challenging semester with classes moving to online due to Covid-19. Our student athletes worked hard, handled adversity, and still performed at a high level in the classroom. This skill set will allow these student athletes to be successful,” commented Athletic Director Troy Larson.

The NJCAA recognized 35 Iowa Lakes student athletes for their individual academic achievement.

The NJCAA has three award classifications: NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.00 GPA), NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80-3.99 GPA), and NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79 GPA).

The following is the list of Iowa Lakes student athletes honored for the 2019-20 academic year.

NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.0 GPA)

Erin Baum- Women’s Golf

Ariel Bozonie- Volleyball

Sofia Hernandez-Riano W. Soccer

Santiago Huertas Guasca- M. Soccer

Trey Jacobson- Baseball

Alexia Kemper- W. Golf

Osman Mohamd- M. Soccer

Julien Paraud- M. Soccer

Juliana Villa Rodriguez- W. Swim

Kelly Winter- W. Golf

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80-3.99 GPA)

Daniel Flack- M. Soccer

Lucas Gardner- Baseball

Danielle Grimmer- W. Soccer

Mary Kelly- Softball/Volleyball

Alison Laubenthal- Softball

Paige Springer- Softball

Cameron Weston M. Soccer

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79 GPA)

Jacob Bohnert- M. Swimming

Louis Botrel- M. Soccer

Juan Briseno- M. Swimming

Kamryn Buntrock- Softball

Josie Byers- W. Soccer

Isabelle Conte- W. Soccer

Lizandri Crewe-Brown- W. Soccer

Chase Dornfeld- Baseball

Bruna Kruschewsky- W. Soccer

Kailey Maksim- Softball

Ryan McLean- Baseball

Jacob Myer- Baseball

Brianna O’Donnell- W. Basketball

Maria Valentin- W. Swimming

Dawson Weber- M. Golf

Breanna Wendland- W. Basketball

Jack Wilkinson- M. Soccer

Leon Wood- M. Soccer