KCC student-athletes honored with academic awards

A view of the reflecting pools area in front of the North Avenue campus on a sunny summer day.

Twenty-five individual student-athletes from Kellogg Community College and three KCC athletic teams received academic awards for excellence in the classroom during the 2018-19 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 athletic 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 baseball (3.02 team GPA), women’s cross-country (3.22 team GPA) and volleyball (3.31 team GPA) teams were named to both lists.

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

BASEBALL

  • Connor Brawley, of Stevensville, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Alex Crump, of Grand Rapids, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Derrick Edington, of Pickford, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • MacArthur Graybill, of Warren, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Adam Henderson, of Vicksburg, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Connor Hnilo, of Caledonia, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Zach Karbowski, of Portage, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Kollin Kemerling, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Nolan Lawrence, of Fenton, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Mackenzie Martin, of Dexter, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Ryan Mattson, of Grand Haven, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Jarrod Melle, of Lowell, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • AJ Mitchell, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Hunter Nielsen, of Plainwell, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA
  • Mark Scannell, of Grand Rapids, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award, KCC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year

MEN’S BASKETBALL

  • Zarrion Davis, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

  • Brianna Abercrombie, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award

MEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY

  • Kyle Strong, of Vicksburg, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Nathan Wiley, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA

WOMEN’S CROSS-COUNTRY

  • Emma Berning, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Maggie Wood, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

  • Madison Ducheney, of Marshall, MCCAA Academic All-Conference
  • Kirby Frodge, of Battle Creek, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award, KCC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Madison Jones, of Hillsdale, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic Award
  • Jackie Mason, of Marshall, MCCAA Academic All-Conference, Academic All-MCCAA, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic Award

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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