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Twenty-three athletes awarded for academic excellence

Twenty-three athletes awarded for academic excellence

team photo of CWC women's basketball team 2015

Twenty-three Central Wyoming College athletes were awarded Region IX Academic Awards for maintaining a GPA of 3.25 or higher and two teams have been nominated for the 2015-16 Academic Team of the Year. The two teams are women’s basketball and volleyball; team qualifications must have at least four members with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“Our student athletes have done a great job throughout the year,” said Dr. Brad Tyndall, vice president for academic affairs. “Their hard work and determination to be leaders within and beyond both the academic and athletic arenas are a great attribute to CWC.”

Athletic Director, Steve Barlow said his coaches stress academics and recruit students who will dedicate the time and effort needed to succeed in the classroom.

2015-16 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award Recipients:

Exemplary Award (3.60-3.79 GPA):

  • Taij Criss-Felton, Women’s Basketball
  • Haylee Hoffman, Volleyball
  • Ashley Sams, Women’s Golf

Superior Award (3.80-3.99 GPA):

  • Kristen Day, Women’s Golf
  • Ashli Draney, Volleyball
  • Shelby McGuire, Volleyball
  • Savannah Salisbury, Women’s Basketball

Pinnacle Award (4.00 GPA):

  • Cameron Collamer, Men’s Cross Country
  • Kenisha Muhler, Volleyball
  • Jensyn Pettit, Volleyball
  • Heather Townsend, Volleyball & Women’s Basketball                            

2015-16 Region IX Academic Award Recipients:

  • Men’s Golf
    • Ryan Ellis
  • Women’s Golf
    • Kristen Day
    • Sarah Schroefel
    • Ashley Sams
  • Men’s Cross Country
    • Matt Amos
    • Cameron Collamer
  • Women’s Cross Country
    • Katlyn Kling
    • Abigail Soliday
  • Men’s Basketball
    • Dominic Jackson-Anasson
  • Women’s Basketball
    • Jessie Underberg
    • Kyla Paulus
    • Heather Townsend
    • Taij Criss-Felton
    • Bridgette McGinness
    • Savannah Salisbury
  • Volleyball
    • Heather Townsend
    • Sophia Garrido
    • Ashli Draney
    • Kenisha Muehler
    • Shelby McGuire
    • Sonja Backovic
    • Jensyn Pettit
    • Myah Gillespie
    • Haylee Hoffman

It requires dedication to be successful academically while competing at this level and we are very proud of our students in doing so. ”