NJCAA academic honors

NJCAA academic honors

Awards earned by 2 teams, 23 athletes

NJCAA academic honors

Posted On: 06/07/21

Two teams and 23 individual athletes from Kankakee Community College have been awarded NJCAA honors for academic achievement during the 2020-21 school year. The awards were formerly called Academic All-American.

The women’s volleyball and men’s soccer teams were named 2021 NJCAA All-Academic Teams for having team GPAs above 3.0. The women’s volleyball team had an overall team GPA of 3.32 and the men’s soccer team GPA was 3.17.

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

  • Leighann Allison of Kankakee, women’s soccer;
  • Sierra Cureton of Manteno, volleyball;
  • Caitlin Gerdes of Ashkum, volleyball;
  • Anna Jennings of Cissna Park, volleyball;
  • Andrew Kyrouac of Bourbonnais, men’s soccer;
  • Malachi Mabins of Kankakee, baseball;
  • Amber Ogle of Bourbonnais, women’s soccer; and
  • Julian Stadeli of Cissna Park, men’s basketball.

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

  • Madison Allen of Bushnell, women’s basketball;
  • Alison Borschnack of Kankakee, women’s soccer;
  • Emma Budde of Effingham, softball; and
  • Rylee Panozzo of Grant Park, volleyball.

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

  • Trey Bryant of Westville, baseball;
  • Kyle Czarnecki of Shorewood, baseball;
  • Adam Hertz of Bonfield, men’s soccer;
  • Mark Miller of Cullom, baseball;
  • Nathan Rivera of Peotone, men’s soccer;
  • Maci Romero of Ashkum, softball;
  • Isabella Russo of Bourbonnais, women’s soccer;
  • Branden Sommer of Kankakee, men’s soccer;
  • Christian Stadeli of Cissna Park, men’s basketball;
  • Madelyn Storm of Gardner, women’s basketball; and
  • Gage Velasquez of Peotone, men’s soccer.

More information about KCC athletics is at athletics.kcc.edu.