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COLORADO SPRINGS, Col. -- Navarro baseball and soccer programs, plus 14 individual athletes were honored Wednesday as the NJCAA released its 2017-18 Academic Teams Of The Year. Top academic teams with grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher are recognized annually. Individuals with GPAs of 3.60 or higher are selected as first-, second- or third-team all-academic. Coach Matt Podjenski's Bulldog baseball team, featuring nine individual honorees, compiled a 3.19 GPA and were among 77 programs cited.  NC baseball made the academic list for the fifth consecutive season and sixth in the last seven. Individual first-team honors went to 4.0 students Clayton Jones and Pepper Jones.  Five others -- Austin Gross, Beau Orlando, Johnny Panatex, Trey Becerra and Colin Wyman -- carried GPAs of 3.80-3.99 and were second-teamers.  Esteban Cardoza-Oquendo and Joseph Leal were third-team selections with GPAs of 3.60-3.79. Coach Alicia Wilson's Bulldog soccer team, highlighted by four top student-athletes, produced a 3.11 GPA and was among 56 programs honored. Navarro soccer earned team listing for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. A pair of 4.0 students, Brooke Davis and Sarah Mendoza, claimed first-team soccer honors, with second-teamer Maitane Bravo and third-teamer Andrea Rabanales. Softball's Taylor Goulet earned second-team individual honors.    ...

A total of 16 Navarro College student-athletes from five sports were selected to the 2017-18 Region XIV All-Academic Team, Athletic Director Roark Montgomery announced Monday. All qualifying athletes had grade-point averages of 3.30 or above. Navarro baseball had six representatives on the squad and football had five.  Softball listed three qualifiers, while volleyball and soccer each had one. The entire group, with players listed alphabetically in each sport:  ...