bulldogs graduating

15 NC student-athletes earn NJCAA academic awards

COLORADO SPRINGS, Col — A total of 15 Navarro College student-athletes from five sports received NJCAA honors for their academic achievement during the 2016-2017 school year.

By sport, baseball produced 8 of the NJCAA academic award winners, with two each from football, softball and volleyball, and one from basketball.

Four Navarro student-athletes with 4.0 grade-point averages received Pinnacle Awards for Academic Excellence, including football’s Matt Wright, basketball’s Calvin Anderson, and baseball’s Paul Dickens and Robert Salazar.

Two others with GPAs between 3.80 and 3.99 were awarded Superior Academic Achievement Awards:  softball’s Ashley Smith and volleyball’s Sara Parson.

Nine other student-athletes who maintained grades of 3.60-3.79 were recognized for Exemplary Academic Achievement.

They included baseball’s Brady Mehl, Dalton Blake, Eric Sandoz, Johnny Panatex, Mark Geisel and Scott Hastings, football’s Kyle Fuller, Softball’s Taylor Goulet and volleyball’s Carolina Barbosa.