FSCJ's 2016-17 BlueWave Baseball team was ranked 10th in the nation for academic success by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and second in the state for Region 8. The students on the team maintain a cumulative team GPA of 3.36. The minimum grade point average requirement for consideration is a team GPA of 3.00.
Additionally, there are 16 BlueWave student-athletes who have been recognized for academic achievement and awarded NJCAA honors on the First, Second and Third All-Academic Teams. The All-Academic First Team are those students with a GPA of 4.0, the Second Team are those students who maintain a 3.99-3.8 GPA and the Third Team includes students who earn a GPA between 3.79 and 3.6. These students include:
- Baseball: Ricky Boyette, Felix Garcia, Mill Lang, Gavin Oliver
- Softball: Megan Garcia, Anessa Holes, Megan Walkowski
- Women’s Basketball: Megan Garcia
- Baseball: Brady Vanhook
- Softball: Valerie Holguin
- Volleyball: Ashley Coderre
- Baseball: Chase Diaz, Brennen Hogan
- Softball: Kailey Perry
- Volleyball: Aysa Avery, Lauren Roney, Yanessa Garcia
Thirty-nine other BlueWave athletes earned a 3.3 or higher GPA and are honored as All-Academic for the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA), Region 8.
These students include:
Baseball: Joseph Arce, Ricky Boyette, Chase Diaz, Chase Evans, Dustin Fornari, Felix Garcia, Cale Gibson, Dylan Hall, Joseph Hoelle, Brennen Hogan, Logan Hollyman, Mill Lang, Robert McMahon, Connor Miller, Gavin Oliver, Jordan Speck and Brady VanHook.
Softball: Carolina Colli, Peyton Guerrin, Anessa Holes, Valerie Holquin, Morgan Mather, Kailey Perry and Megan Walkowski.
Volleyball: Sierra Albrecht, Aysa Avery, Cheryke Brian-Garmos, Ashley Coderre, Olivia Fallon, Yanessa Garcia, Asante Lopez and Lauren Roney
Tennis: Annaleigh Collings and Julia Jackson
Men’s Basketball: Nick Stawter and Ronald Taylor
Women’s Basketball: Yolizma Cupidan, Megan Garcia and Onyeka Monyei
“Maintaining academic achievement and advancement among our athletes is an essential component of our athletic program at FSCJ,” said Director of Athletics Ginny Alexander. “We are not only shaping these students as athletes and future competitors, but also as intellectual, contributing members to our global economy. We are proud of the continued success they show both in the competitive arena and the classroom.”