The following Kalamazoo Valley Community College student-athletes have earned National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Awards for the 2018-19 school year:
First Team (4.00):
Grace Meachum, Women's Basketball
Sophie Monroe, Softball
Rachel Pijaszek, Softball
Ariana Rowe, Softball
Second Team (3.80-3.99):
Lauren Chavis, Softball
Sara Egly, Volleyball
Nathan Myers, Baseball
Clayton Stapert, Men's Basketball
Third Team (3.60-3.79):
Alex Babbitt, Baseball
Hannah Bronsterrer, Volleyball
Lukas Coker, Baseball
Nicolle Larson, Softball
Jacob Penny, Baseball
MaKenna Wilson, Women's Basketball
Two Valley sports teams earned NJCAA Academic Team Awards for earning an overall team GPA of a 3.0 or higher. The Kalamazoo Valley baseball team, led by Coach Cody Piechocki, had a 3.06 GPA and the softball team, led by Coach Morgan VanderBor, earned a 3.30 GPA.
Additionally, 42 student-athletes received Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) All-Academic Awards for 2018-19 for earning 3.0 or higher GPAs.
"It was another notable year for Kalamazoo Valley student-athlete academic performance," said Athletic Director Russ Panico. "I am confident that next year our student athletes will continue to excel on the field and in the classroom."