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More than sixty Ocelots honored for 2019-2020 academic achievements

by Matthew Fular | Editor-in-Chief

The Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association announced the 2019-20 NJCAA and MCCAA Academic Award winners this week.

Five of Schoolcraft’s nine sports teams have been recognized by the NJCAA and MCCAA for All-Academic Team honors. To earn team honors, a team must have a cumulative GPA for all athletes of 3.0 or higher.

Schoolcraft’s women’s softball team claimed the top slot for having the highest cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of any athletic team in Michigan, with a team GPA of 3.64.

Four other Schoolcraft teams were recognized on the list for their high achieving student-athletes; men’s baseball had a team GPA of 3.29, men’s soccer had a team GPA of 3.04, women’s soccer and women’s bowling both had a team GPA of 3.03. All five teams were similarly recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), ending up on their 2019-20 All-Academic Teams list.

Some Schoolcraft student-athletes were also recognized for their academic achievements at the individual level.

This recognition comes from both the MCCAA and the NJCAA. Individual award winners from the NJCAA All-Academic First Team had a GPA of 4.00, the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team had GPAs in the 3.80-3.99 range and the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team had GPAs ranging from 3.60-3.79. In addition to the national recognition, several individuals appeared on the MCCAA’s 2019-20 Academic All-Conference and the 2019-20 Academic All-MCCAA roster.

The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards has annually recognized the academic success of the association’s student-athletes since the program’s inception in 1983. Nominations are submitted by each student-athlete’s respective institution.

Congratulations to the student-athletes who were successful on the field, court and classroom in 2019-20. Below are the names and sports of the individual student-athletes for Schoolcraft College recognized on the aforementioned lists. To access all the awards and their associated lists, visit mccaa.prestosports.com/information/academicAwards/index.

NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.00 GPA):

Brandon Brewer – Baseball
Natalie Billings – Softball
Erin Bressler – Softball
Paige Hanson – Softball
Tara Trujillo – Softball
Ryan Koppolu – Men’s Bowling

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80-3.99 GPA):

Robert Barker – Baseball
Chase Bowdler – Baseball
Dalton D’Alexander – Baseball
Kyle Depray – Baseball
Alex Nealey – Baseball
Carlos Reynoso – Baseball
Sergio Succurro – Baseball
Brooke Hanson – Softball
Kaily Nissen – Softball
Alyssa Flevaris – Women’s Soccer
Elise Garza – Women’s Soccer
Erin O’Neil – Women’s Soccer
Callum Ashmore – Men’s Soccer
Tanner Brose – Men’s Soccer
Evan Campau  – Men’s Soccer
Allison Little – Women’s Bowling

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79 GPA):

Justin Duvall – Baseball
Patrick McDonald – Baseball
Evan Mercure – Baseball
Trevor Miller – Baseball
Ashley Wiles – Softball
Kyleigh Goodfellow – Women’s Soccer
Esmail Haiden – Men’s Soccer
Kieran Malchino – Men’s Soccer
Solae Pope-White – Women’s Basketball

2019-20 MCCAA Academic All-MCCAA

Robert Barker – Baseball
David Basabe  – Baseball
Chase Bowdler – Baseball
Brandon Brewer – Baseball
Dalton D’Alexander – Baseball
Kyle Dpreay – Baseball
Justin Duvall – Baseball
Jose Marroquin – Baseball
Evan Mercure – Baseball
Trevor Miller – Baseball
Curtis More – Baseball
Alex Nealey – Baseball
Adam Pitcole – Baseball
Carlos Reynoso – Baseball
Nicholas Saylor – Baseball
Cole Skaisgier – Baseball
Sergio Succurro – Baseball
Thomas Wells – Baseball
Natalie Billings – Softball
Erin Bressler – Softball
Gabrial Genaw – Softball
Brooke Hanson – Softball
Paige Hanson  – Softball
Maegan Harris – Softball
Kaily Nissen – Softball
Tara Trujillo – Softball
Ashley Wiles – Softball
Ashley Wilson – Softball
Bryce Allen – Women’s Soccer
Alyssa Flevaris – Women’s Soccer
Elise Garza – Women’s Soccer
Miranda McIntosh – Women’s Soccer
Erin O’Niel – Women’s Soccer
Callum Ashmore – Men’s Soccer
Jamal Bohannon – Men’s Soccer
Tanner Brose – Men’s Soccer
Gustavo Buonopane – Men’s Soccer
Evan Campau  – Men’s Soccer
Gonzallo Cristobal – Men’s Soccer
Esmail Haiden – Men’s Soccer
Mertion Jusufi – Men’s Soccer
Kieran Malchino – Men’s Soccer
Peter Milne – Men’s Soccer
Andrew Licata – Men’s Basketball
Amanda Fsadni – Women’s Bowling
Paige Harding – Women’s Bowling
Allison Little – Women’s Bowling
Solae Pope-White – Women’s Bowling
Sarah Tanderys – Women’s Bowling
Sharon Woodward – Women’s Bowling
Alan Brown – Men’s Bowling
Tyler Brown – Men’s Bowling
Daniel Janssen – Men’s Bowling
Ryan Koppolu – Men’s Bowling

2019-20 MCCAA Academic All-Conference

Robert Barker – Baseball
David Basabe  – Baseball
Chase Bowdle – Baseball
Brandon Brewer – Baseball
Dalton D’Alexander – Baseball
Kyle Dpreay – Baseball
Justin Duvall – Baseball
Connor Gubariu – Baseball
Jose Marroquin – Baseball
Trevor McCorry – Baseball
Patrick McDonald – Baseball
Evan Mercure – Baseball
Trevor Miller – Baseball
Curtis More – Baseball
Adriano Murillo – Baseball
Alex Nealey – Baseball
Adam Pitcole – Baseball
Carlos Reynoso – Baseball
Nicholas Saylor – Baseball
Cole Skaisgier – Baseball
Sergio Succurro – Baseball
Gunnar Thompson – Baseball
Thomas Wells – Baseball
Natalie Billings – Softball
Erin Bressler – Softball
Gabrial Genaw – Softball
Brooke Hanson – Softball
Paige Hanson – Softball
Maegan Harris – Softball
Kaily Nissen – Softball
Tara Trujillo – Softball
Ashley Wiles – Softball
Ashley Wilson – Softball
Bryce Allen – Women’s Soccer
Alyssa Flevaris – Women’s Soccer
Elise Garza – Women’s Soccer
Miranda McIntosh – Women’s Soccer
Erin O’Niel – Women’s Soccer
Callum Ashmore – Men’s Soccer
Jamal Bohannon – Men’s Soccer
Tanner Brose – Men’s Soccer
Gustavo Buonopane – Men’s Soccer
Evan Campau  – Men’s Soccer
Gonzallo Cristobal – Men’s Soccer
Esmail Haiden – Men’s Soccer
Mertion Jusufi – Men’s Soccer
Kieran Malchino – Men’s Soccer
Peter Milne – Men’s Soccer
Andrew Licata – Men’s Basketball
Sarah Campbell – Women’s Bowling
Amanda Fsadni – Women’s Bowling
Paige Harding – Women’s Bowling
Allison Little – Women’s Bowling
Solae Pope-White – Women’s Bowling
Sarah Tanderys – Women’s Bowling
Sharon Woodward – Women’s Bowling
Alan Brown – Men’s Bowling
Tyler Brown – Men’s Bowling
Daniel Janssen – Men’s Bowling
Ryan Koppolu – Men’s Bowling