Three Grand Rapids Community College student-athletes were named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s All-Academic First Team for their perfect 4.0 grade point averages.
Ten GRCC student-athletes were among 9,912 in the nation honored by the NJCAA for achieving GPAs of 3.6 and higher in 2021-2022 All-Academic Awards announced this week.
Women’s cross country runners Rose Meyer and Audrey Meyering, along with volleyball player Alena Visnovsky were saluted for earning 4.0 GPAs.
“Congratulations to all of our student-athletes for being recognized for their hard work,” Athletic Director Lauren Ferullo said. “It is always exciting to see our student-athletes succeed on the field, but more importantly in the classroom.”
On the All-Academic Second Team, with GPAs of 3.8 to 3.99, are baseball players Caleb Engelsman and Joseph Hoeks; Craig Fuller, of the men’s cross country team and Allison Hoop of the women’s cross country team; and Karissa Ferry, who played both volleyball and basketball.
Baseball player Brady Owen was named to the All-Academic Third Team for posting a GPA between 3.6 to 3.79.
The GRCC women’s cross country team, with a collective 3.52 GPA, finished in the top 15 for team GPA among NJCAA DI, DII, and DIII cross country teams.
The volleyball team, with a 3.25 GPA, and golf team, with a 3.22 GPA, also were recognized as Academic Teams of the Year.