FSCJ Athletes Named to NJCAA All-Academic Teams

For Immediate Release: July 1, 2020

Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016

FSCJ Athletes Named to NJCAA All-Academic Teams

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Twenty-five student-athletes from Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) BlueWave Athletics program have earned placement on the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Teams for the 2019-20 academic year. Student-athletes are eligible to earn this academic honor by achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher, with 9 of FSCJ’s honorees earning a perfect 4.0 GPA for the academic year.

The full list of FSCJ’s NJCAA All-Academic Team Members is below:

NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.0 GPA)

  • John Bear (men’s cross country)
  • Jordan Briones (baseball) - Briones was recently also named the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA)/Region VIII Male Scholar Athlete of the Year.
  • Jana Cuk (volleyball)
  • Hannah Dugan (softball)
  • Sam Jackson (men’s basketball)
  • Macy Mizell (softball)
  • Leah Mortensen (volleyball)
  • Breanna Swanson (softball)
  • Evan Wickeri (baseball)

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80-3.99 GPA): 

  • Hailey Bond (softball)
  • Emily Cononie (softball)
  • Camille Esselin (volleyball)
  • Daniel Gaviria (baseball)
  • Gunnar Gentry (men’s basketball)
  • Payton Mahon (softball)
  • Ketura Margaret (volleyball)
  • Allison Newkirk (women’s cross country)
  • Bhealor Young (softball)

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79 GPA): 

  • Marine Angely (volleyball)
  • Kelli Johnson (softball)
  • Joely Leguizamon (softball)
  • Diego Mendoza (baseball)
  • Tori Richardson (softball)
  • Samuel Ruud (baseball)
  • Jhoanna Sandoval (volleyball)

"We are extraordinarily proud of these 25 student-athletes,” said FSCJ Vice President of Student Services Dr. Linda Herlocker. “This recognition speaks to their outstanding academic work while competing as FSCJ athletes, and also to how FSCJ helps students excel beyond their sport." 

About FSCJ

Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 45,000 students and awarding more than 6,000 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.

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