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Forty-five NOC Mavs named NJCAA Academic All-Americans

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Forty-five NOC Tonkawa Athletes earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors for the 2019-20 academic year.

  Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher for the 2019-20 academic year. The criteria for the three All-Academic teams are listed below as follows:  NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA, NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team3.60-3.79 GPA

  The academic all-American list was released last week.

  First team members from NOC Tonkawa include Collin Armstrong, Choctaw, OK (baseball), Jenna Chassie, Plano, TX (softball), Garrett Crone, Edmond, OK (baseball), Chelsea Demauro, Jennings, OK (softball), Nancy Herr, Blieberville, TX (women’s soccer), Kayla Hooper, Ponca City, OK (women’s soccer), Sofie Joergensen, Denmark (women’s soccer), Wyatt Johnson, Geronimo, OK (baseball), Francisco Lopez, Tulsa, OK (men’s soccer), Josh Major, Emond, OK (baseball), Alex Moore, Moore, OK (baseball), Savannah Nelson, Owasso, OK (women’s soccer), Jade Severin, Helena, Ok (women’s basketball), Aylin Nunez, Pauls Valley, OK (softball), Sam Shank, Arlington, TX (baseball), Zach Stephenson, Houston, TX (baseball).

  Second team members include Zoe Athens, Tulsa, OK (women’s soccer), Holden Bortosovsky, Elgin, OK (baseball), Alexis Booth (softball), Bryant Bailey, Red Oak, TX (baseball), Bryan Burgos, San Juan, Puerto Rico (baseball), Ivan Delgadilla, Enid, OK (men’s soccer), Blake Hubbard, Tyler, TX (baseball), Sean Klein, Dallas, TX (baseball), Kirby Lohrengel, Dallas, TX (baseball), Ben MacNaughton, Edmond, OK (baseball), Carli Sadler, Ripley (women’s basketball).

  Third team members include Bryson Armstrong, Norman, OK (baseball), Drew Blankenship, Ripley, OK (baseball), Josh Bumgarner, Duncan, OK (baseball), Kaylee Cline, Edmond, OK (women’s basketball), Chase Defillippo, Elgin, OK (baseball), Kynly Duncan, Perry, OK (women’s basketball), Marissa Gaytan, Princeton, TX (women’s soccer), Hannah Hembree, Tonkawa, OK (women’s soccer), Laney Hover, Carney, OK (softball), Ally Jennings, Ponca City, OK (women’s basketball), Cassie Manning, Glencoe, OK (women’s basketball),  Mark Milstead, Broken Arrow, OK (men’s soccer), George Robinson, Maidstone, England (men’s soccer), Jackie Robinson, Edmond, OK (baseball), Cole Weiberg, Madill, OK (men’s soccer), John Woodhead, Newcastle, England (men’s soccer), Katelyn Yee, Stillwater, OK (softball), Skylar Yocham, Bristow, OK (women’s soccer).

  According to the NJCAA, the 2019-20 academic year presented unprecedented challenges to NJCAA student-athletes, but through determination and excellence in the classroom, 9,555 student-athletes nationwide garnered All-Academic recognition for achieving a GPA above 3.6.

  “NJCAA student-athletes proved that no obstacle is too difficult to overcome,” stated NJCAA President & CEO Dr. Christopher Parker. “These difficulties pushed our student-athletes to the limit this year, but the opportunity to overcome these challenges presented itself and our student-athletes flourished academically. The association commends all individuals for their continued success on the playing surfaces and in the classrooms.”

  Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever changing world.

  NOC, a public two-year community college, serves 5,700 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.

  NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

  Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu .