Iowa Lakes athletes earn national recognition for academics
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
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