KCC student-athletes honored with academic awards

Team photos of KCC's 2017-18 softball and volleyball teams.

Thirty-three individual student-athletes from Kellogg Community College and two KCC athletic teams received academic awards for excellence in the classroom during the 2017-18 academic year.

Honors awarded to KCC student-athletes for their academic performance include the following awards:

  • The KCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award, for which a student-athlete must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement as well as academic success, exhibiting an outstanding GPA and more than 60 credit hours completed. The winners – one female and one male per academic year – are nominated by their coaches.
  • The Michigan Community College Athletic Association Academic All-Conference Award, for which a student-athlete must have completed at least 24 credit hours in the last academic year and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • The Academic All-MCCAA Award, for which a student-athlete must have completed at least 24 credit hours in the last academic year and have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher.
  • The 3rd Team National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Award, for which a student-athlete must have completed 24 credit hours in the last academic year and have a cumulative GPA between 3.60 and 3.79.
  • The 2nd Team NJCAA Academic Award, for which a student-athlete must have completed 24 credit hours in the last academic year and have a cumulative GPA between 3.80 and 3.99.

Additionally, MCCAA All-Academic Team and NJCAA All-Academic Team honors were awarded to teams with an cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher. KCC’s softball and volleyball teams (pictured above) were named to both lists, with the softball team exhibiting a team GPA of 3.18 and the volleyball team exhibiting a team GPA of 3.10.

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

BASEBALL

  • Blake Bales, of Schoolcraft, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Logan Briggs, of Traverse City, KCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Riley Creamer, of Lansing, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Alex Crump, of Grand Rapids, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Derrick Edington, of Pickford, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Brandon Haynes, of Climax, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Gavin Homer, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Zach Karbowski, of Portage, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Spencer Nelson, of South Bend, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Hunter Nielson, of Plainwell, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Bennett Norry, of Grand Rapids, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Cameron Pope, of New Lothrop, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Mark Scannell, of Grand Rapids, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Zack Smith, Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • Daelyn Davis, of Belleville, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Emmett Harrison, of Grand Rapids, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Jalen Robinson, of Ypsilanti, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA

SOFTBALL

  • Kailyn Ebeling, of Decatur, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Dakota Keating, of Springport, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Kimberly Kucharczyk, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Katelyn Leckie, of Parchment, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Kylie Masko, of Grand Haven, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Jenny Renfroe, of Homer, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Jessica Roan, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Kimi Rook, of Mattawan, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Alexa Stephenson, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • Sydney Macomber, of Scotts, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Kimi Rook, of Mattawan, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

  • Erin Aerts, of Mattawan, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Emily Delmotte, of Marshall, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Kirby Frodge, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Kimberly Kusler, of Battle Creek, KCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Hannah Landis, of Three Rivers, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Katelyn Leckie, of Parchment, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Kealey O’Day, of Kalamazoo, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA

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

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