Maricopa Community Colleges Student Athletes, Teams Earn NJCAA Academic Honors

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Sixty-eight student athletes and 37 teams from the Maricopa Community Colleges earned academic recognition today from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for the just-completed 2014-15 year.

2014-15 South Mountain Community College Volleyball Team

2014-15 South Mountain Community College Volleyball Team

Sixty-eight student athletes and 37 teams from the Maricopa Community Colleges earned academic recognition today from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for the just-completed 2014-15 year. To qualify for the award, student athletes must have a minimum 3.60 GPA while earning at least 12 credit hours.

Seven of the student athletes received NJCAA’s Pinnacle Award for posting perfect 4.0 GPAs. They are Evan Fresquez (Mesa baseball), Kevin McMahon (Mesa tennis), Alexis Flores (Phoenix soccer), Aly Kennedy (Phoenix basketball), Katerina Diaz (South Mountain volleyball), Delaney Scanlan (South Mountain volleyball), and Brianna Schrimpf (South Mountain softball).

List of Maricopa Student Athletes by College

Chandler-Gilbert CC (11)
Douglas Clapperton - Baseball
Chelsie Cruz - Volleyball
Jake Dunn - Baseball
Christy Farrell - Softball
Kristen Kesse - Soccer
Madison Lafleur - Softball
Katie Larson - Basketball
Mattison Magee - Softball
Morgan Miller - Softball
Danielle Payne - Soccer
Taylor Tokach - Softball

Glendale CC (2)
Chelsie Goddard - Softball
Nicole Himes - Softball

Mesa CC (22)
Meghan Blankenship - Track and Field
Dana Brady - Track and Field
Rosalynd Chavez - Cross Country
Samantha Christensen - Softball
Ethan Cortazzo - Football
Gianni Dailey - Basketball
Hannah Demarr - Track and Field
Morgan Eddy - Soccer
Sarah Edmondson - Track and Field
Evan Fresquez - Baseball
Matthew Garcia - Track and Field
Matthew Hart - Track and Field
Kylie Herd - Basketball
Brylee Coplan-Kay - Softball
Bridget Kruck - Softball
Alex Lobeck - Golf
Alexa Lorentzen - Soccer
Kevin McMahon - Tennis
Didi Moloi - Basketball
Jose Retana - Track and Field
Charatta Thongbai - Golf
Jordan Zimmerman – Baseball

Paradise Valley CC (6)
Tia Blackwell - Soccer
Anatasha Coleman - Soccer
Billie Dytrt - Cross Country, Indoor/Outdoor Track & Field
Sayaka Foley - Softball
Makenna Newman - Tennis

Phoenix College (10)
John Debus - Football
John Dunbar Jr. - Soccer
Alexis Flores - Soccer
Jessica Franco Basketball
Vladislav Kalinteev - Soccer
Aly Kennedy - Basketball
Keetley Mclachlan - Soccer
Alexis Miller - Volleyball
Kiawna Mounts - Soccer
Molly Stern - Softball

South Mountain CC (18)
Kathleen Deleon - Soccer
Katerina Diaz - Volleyball
Tyler Erwin - Baseball
Alexis Evans - Softball
Maximilian Fabricant - Baseball
Easton Garcia -Baseball
Angel Martinez-Granados - Soccer
Rachel Mccue - Volleyball
Vincent Murphy - Golf
Adriana Perez - Soccer
James Russo - Golf
Delaney Scanlan Volleyball
Brianna Schrimpf Softball
Alexandra Stoltzmann - Softball
Zack Strand - Baseball
Caitlin Thibodeaux - Volleyball
Geraldine Torrellas - Golf
Sara Westerman - Volleyball

Team Honors

In addition to the individual awards, 37 Maricopa Community Colleges teams received academic honors for having an average team GPA of 3.00. The teams with the top GPA in each sport are the 2014-2015 NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year; South Mountain CC’s Women’s Volleyball team took home that honor.

List of Maricopa Teams, by College, Receiving Academic Honors

CGCC (5): Golf (Women/Men), Soccer (W), Softball, Baseball; GCC (2): Softball, Volleyball (W); MCC (6): Baseball, Basketball (W), Golf (W/M), Softball, Tennis (M); PVCC (11): Golf (W), Indoor Track/Field (W/M), Outdoor Track/Field (W/M) Soccer (W), Softball, Tennis (W/M), Cross Country (W/M); Phoenix (6): Baseball, Basketball (W/M), Soccer (W), Softball, Volleyball (W); SMCC (7): Baseball, Basketball (W), Golf (W/M), Soccer (W), Softball, Volleyball (W).


The Maricopa Community College system includes 10 colleges – Chandler-Gilbert, Estrella Mountain, GateWay, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Rio Salado, Scottsdale and South Mountain. It also includes the Maricopa Skill Center, Southwest Skill Center, Maricopa Corporate College and several satellite campuses and business/industry, technical and customized training institutes.

The Maricopa County Community College District is an EEO/AA institution and an equal opportunity employer of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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