GCCC student athletes honored for academic achievements
Forty-five recognized from GCCC
Garden City Community College Athletics was well represented on the All-Jayhawk Academic team that was announced on Thursday.
Forty-five student athletes were recognized for having a grade point average of 3.5 or above while five teams had a 3.0 or better.
"Student success is the core of what we embody at GCCC," President, Dr. Ryan Ruda said. "I am proud of the individual and team academic achievements earned by the Buster student athletes this past year. This achievement comes through a great deal of personal work and commitment, as well as the support and success of great coaches, faculty, staff and administration."
The baseball team placed 12 players on the all-academic squad with Joe Bonfigilio, Daniel Burke, Andrew Petrowski, Cameron Sistrunk, Will Gardner, Cullen Glosson, Jordan Beard, Caleb Ayers, Nicolas Vite, Shane Miller, Michael Thorne and Jacob Gimbel all posting a 3.5 or better.
"With everything that happened this past year, this is a tremendous accomplishment for these athletes," Athletic Director, Jeff Tatum said.
In his first season on the bench, women's basketball coach Antwain Scales placed six of his players on the all-academic squad: Jill Stephens, Katarina Zagorac, Elisabeth Matas-Martin, Elizabeth Sherrill, Britney Mapang, and Kealani Neves.
"I personally commend each of these students and teams as well as thank all of our coaches, faculty, staff and administration for the work and commitment placed on student success at GCCC," Ruda added. "We are Buster proud of each of these students and teams who have earned academic achievement."
Athletic teams and individuals recognized are:
Teams with a 3.0 or higher
Men's Basketball (3.0)
Women's Basketball (3.03)
Men's Golf (3.6)
Rodney "June" Lewis
Oliwer Persson Toiminen
Men's Cross Country