Seward County Community College/Area Technical School Athletic Director Galen McSpadden has announced that six different Saints/Lady Saints athletic teams have qualified for the NJCAA Academic Team of the Year award. Women’s Basketball, Softball, Women’s Tennis, Volleyball, Men’s Tennis, and Baseball have all met the requirements to be in the running for this national award. To be nominated for this award teams must include all student-athletes who were on the eligibility list and completed the season with their respective team and include all classes with the exception of remedial classes, and must have above a 3.00 gpa as a team.
As well as the team awards that the SCCC/ATS teams qualified for, 10 different student-athletes have been nominated for Academic All-American awards. Volleyball player Ami Wang, Baseball players Bobby Doran and Corey Collins, and Women’s Basketball player Raegan Broadie will all be named NJCAA Academic All-American’s which they qualified for by accumulating between a 3.60 and 3.79 gpa throughout the academic year. Tennis players Ivan Michelli, Fabiola Wisnesky , and Juliana Boas, Women’s Basketball players Bailey Crandall and Karen Brown, and Baseball player Tanner Woods all earned themselves NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American Honors as they compiled a gpa of 3.80 or above for this academic year.
Athletic Director Galen McSpadden said of the nominations, “I am extremely proud that six of our seven teams achieved NJCAA Academic Team of the Year recognition and happy for the 10 student-athletes that worked hard and find themselves as Academic All-Americans. As successful as our teams are on the court or field, awards like this show how dedicated the student-athletes and coaches are to maintaining the same level of excellence in the classroom.”
Results of the 2009 Spring Athletic Director’s Honor Roll will be out shortly.