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Barton Athletics earns nation's second most academic honors in a department best 76 NJCAA All-Academic Awards #GoBarton

2018-19 NJCAA Academic All-America individual awards
2018-19 NJCAA Academic All-America individual awards

Seventy-six Barton Community College student-athletes have been awarded All-Academic honors amongst the NJCAA's 6,656 student-athletes earning a spot on one of three NJCAA All-Academic teams.

Earning the second most honors across the nation, Barton's haul of awards surpassed last year's achievement of sixty-nine individuals as the NJCAA also saw a record year of more than 200 additional individuals achieving a 3.60 grade point average or better in the classroom.

Twenty-five Cougars joined 1,407 nation-wide recipients in receiving 1st Team honors as the women's basketball team claimed department bragging honors landing seven on the top squad of 4.0 GPA earners with the women's swim team garnering four perfect GPA achievements.

Landing three on the first squad, baseball tacked on ten second team 3.80-3.99 GPA earners on its way to leading the department in total selections with twenty-two from its thirty-seven member roster.

Softball had three each on the first team and 3.60-3.79 GPA third team with an additional six more garnering second team honors to accumulate a department second best twelve total awards, two ahead of women's basketball team's ten academic achievements.

Barton had twenty-four total on the second team with twenty-seven on the third squad to finish tied with Iowa Western as both fell shy of Monroe College (NY) Mustangs' achievement of a nation leading 80 recipients.

List of Barton's NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athletes
First Team (4.0 GPA):
Lia Chan (Softball)
Coleton Crisp (Baseball)
Madison Dirks (Women's Basketball)
Matthew Gillmer (Men's Tennis)
Conner Keith (Women's Basketball)
Dawn Ledeboer (Women's Golf)
Delaney Lorenz (Softball)
Mallory Miller (Women's Basketball)
Lacey Mitchell (Volleyball)
Kieora Nichols (Women's Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field)
Caroline Noble (Women's Swimming)
Mackenzie Pease (Volleyball)
Margarita Pena Franco (Women's Soccer)
Jade Phillips (Women's Basketball, Softball)
Taylor Regan (Women's Basketball)
Sara Reguera Martin (Women's Soccer, Tennis)
Nolan Riley (Baseball)
Zachary Schissler (Men's Golf)
Adam Schrag (Baseball)
Elizabeth Schrock (Women's Swimming)
Reagan Smyth (Women's Swimming)
Jacqueline Strunk (Women's Golf)
Paige Talbott (Women's Basketball)
Ryen White (Women's Basketball)
Sydney Williams (Women's Swimming)

Second Team (3.80-3.99):
Cooper Allen (Baseball)
Tyler Bandiera (Baseball)
Brian Carrera (Men's Soccer)
Laine Alves (Volleyball)
Harrison Denk (Baseball)
Jacob Ensz (Baseball)
Trenton Ferguson (Baseball)
Noah Geekie (Baseball)
Reyna Gonzalez (Women's Soccer)
Ian Hendricks (Baseball)
Emma Horsch (Softball)
Tanner Howe (Baseball)
Tia Kohl (Softball)
Diana Lara (Women's Soccer)
Migle Mazurkeviciute (Volleyball)
Chase Nelson (Baseball)
Betsy Parmley (Softball)
Kaleigh Peak (Softball)
Alexis Sharples (Softball)
Karsyn Smith (Softball)
Jaylin Stapleton (Women's Basketball)
Nicolas Torres (Men's Soccer)
Martin Vogts (Men's Basketball)
Carson Zenger (Baseball)

Third Team (3.60-3.79):
Johanna Behrens (Women's Soccer)
Braden Carpenter (Baseball)
Jaelyn Carter (Softball)
Tristan Charles (Baseball)
Billy Coleman (Baseball)
Ady Crough (Women's Golf)
Kolby Davis (Women's Basketball)
Vilma Efraimsson (Women's Golf)
Joey Ewalt (Wrestling)
Abigail Frye (Women's Swimming)
Micah Grover (Baseball)
Roberto Hernandez (Men's Soccer)
Demi Kunkel (Softball)
Gage McBride (Wrestling)
Tinashe Muzenyi (Men's Tennis)
Fatou Ndao (Women's Basketball)
Charlie Peyla (Baseball)
Kassidy Pflughoeft (Volleyball)
Hailey Pop (Softball)
Ariadna Ramirez (Women's Soccer)
Noah Rheinheimer (Baseball)
Keaton Sander (Wrestling)
Jake Skala (Baseball)
Easton Smith (Baseball)
Rory Smith (Men's Swimming)
Sean Williams (Men's Swimming)
Easton Young (Baseball)

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