14 KCC student-athletes honored with academic awards

KCC's 2015 baseball team's official team photo

Fourteen individual student-athletes from Kellogg Community College and two KCC athletic teams were honored this summer with postseason academic awards for excellence in the classroom.

Honors awarded to KCC student-athletes for their performance in the classroom during the 2014-15 academic year include:

  • The Michigan Community College Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Award, for which a student-athlete must have completed at least 36 credits with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The Academic All-MCCAA Award, for which a student-athlete must have completed 36 credits with a GPA of 3.20 or higher.
  • The National Junior College Athletic Association Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement, for which a student-athlete must have completed 45 credits with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79.
  • The NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement, for which a student-athlete must have completed 45 credits with a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99.

Additionally, MCCAA All-Academic Team and NJCAA All-Academic Team honors were awarded to teams with an overall team GPA of 3.0 or higher. KCC’s baseball team was named to both lists, with a 3.34 team GPA that was the highest for a baseball team in the MCCAA and the NJCAA’s Region XII and the ninth highest in the nation for baseball teams in the NJCAA’s Division II. KCC’s softball team was named to both lists with a 3.21 team GPA.

Individual student-athlete honors were awarded to the following KCC student-athletes:

BASEBALL

  • Matt Bloomberg, of Schoolcraft, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Benny Clark III, of Schoolcraft, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Alex Goodwin, of Midland, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Alex Holley, of Vicksburg, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Seth Johnson, of Gobles, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Joel Ledford, of Buckley, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Hayden Robbins, of St. Clair, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Michael Sielinski, of Saginaw, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Scott Snow, of Otsego, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Garret Soule, of Dansville, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA

SOFTBALL

  • Amber Ballard, of Vicksburg, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement
  • Mary Emington, of Cadillac, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement
  • Anorah Seita, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

  • Carmen O’Dell, of Marshall, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement

High-resolution photographs of each student-athlete and team noted above may be downloaded for use by fans and the media from KCC’s Flickr page at www.flickr.com/photos/kelloggcommunitycollege/sets/with/72157649376506435.

For more information about KCC’s athletics programs, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics. For more news about Kellogg Community College, view our latest press releases online at http://daily.kellogg.edu/category/news-releases.