17 athletes earn academic honors

17 athletes earn academic honors

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17 athletes earn academic honors

Posted On: 08/09/19

Seventeen Kankakee Community College student-athletes have received NJCAA honors for their academic achievement during the 2018-19 school year.

The All-Academic First Team members, with a 4.0 grade point average, are:

  • Cole Eshleman of Loda, baseball;
  • Kloe Longtin of Herscher, volleyball; and
  • Cole Stigleman of Redkey, Ind., baseball.

The All-Academic Second Team members, with grade point averages between 3.80-3.99, are:

  • Dylan Post of Kankakee, baseball; and
  • Dawson Swearengen of Wilmington, soccer.


The All-Academic Third Team members, with grade point averages of 3.60-3.79, are:

  • Owen Behrens of Prophetstown, baseball;
  • Eric Godines Venegas of Pembroke Township, soccer;
  • Max Minich of Grabill, Ind., baseball;
  • Ashley Harwood of Kankakee, volleyball;
  • Isabelle Hille of Ft. Wayne, Ind., basketball;
  • Michael Machnic of Walkerton, Ind., baseball;
  • Alexis Marin of Rockford, basketball;
  • Genevieve Marion of Bourbonnais, volleyball;
  • Olivia Powell of Cissna Park, basketball;
  • Emma Schriner of Bourbonnais, softball;
  • Dylan Swearengen of Wilmington, soccer; and
  • Brandon Wray of Bourbonnais, soccer.

In addition, the Lady Cavaliers basketball team earned a spot on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association honor roll for two-year colleges. The average GPA for all athletes on the 2018-19 team was 3.13. The Cavaliers were one of only 17 two-year colleges in the nation to have a team grade point average above 3.0.