ELLISVILLE – Sixty-nine Jones College student-athletes have been recognized for academic excellence for the 2018-19 school year.
The Bobcat football team was named the NJCAA Football Academic Team of the Year with a 3.14 GPA – the highest GPA for any NJCAA football team in the past year.
The Lady Bobcat soccer team had a 3.48 GPA – the highest in the MACJC and fifth in the nation. The Jones women's tennis team had a 3.72 GPA, which was third in the state and in the nation. The men's tennis team had a 3.14 GPA, which was fourth in the MACJC and 13thnationally. The Lady Bobcat softball team also dad a 3.14 GPA.
Receiving Distinguished Academic All-MACJC (3.8 GPA or higher) honors are: baseball, Payton Harris, Trace Henry, Gabe Lacy, Robbie Woody, Easton Rainer, Steven Sasser, Brady Green, Blake Johnson; softball, Raylen Blackwell, Gracie McCleskey, Rebekah Dilavore, Lauren Stringer; men's basketball, Kenneth Rogers; women's tennis, Kaitlyn Craig, Dixie Lei Hodges, Ariadna Jordan, Mireia Jordan; women's soccer, Zakiah Almatrood, Araceli Figueroa, Erica Gaddie, Anna Grace Gieger, Mary Ann O'Kennedy, Olivia Simpson; football, Lakevias Daniel, JD Rutherford.
Being named Academic All-MACJC (3.25 GPA or higher) are: baseball, DJ Alexander, Cooper Brune, Chance Forbes, Jake Mason; softball, Raven Blackwell, Hallie Donald, Carlee Nations, Jana Nations, Mollie Singleterry, LP Trammell; women's basketball, Destiny Haymer, Endia Holliday, Lekera Hughes, LaMiracle Sims, Kyia Weathersby; women's tennis, Sarrah Der-Ballout; Judith Mills, Danielle Viljoen; men's tennis, Cody Courtney, Jacob Johnson; women's soccer, Rachel Barnaby, Lucy Critchell, Esmeralda Figueroa, Allie James, Heather Sullivan, Alexis Wilson; men's soccer, Larry Gibson, Nick Gibson, Jonny Lorenzo, Lucas Middleton, Adrian Mondragon, Dalton Morgan, Brant Mullins, Samuel Williamson; football, Nick Anderson, Fred Barnum, Immanuel Jones, Brodie King, Charlie Marlowe, Dontavious Porter, Fred Smith, Myron Stewart, Cristofer Thompson, Nataurean Watts.
For more information and list of top NJCAA academic teams, go to www.njcaa.org.