GRCC volleyball players prepare to set the ball.

15 GRCC athletes receive NJCAA academic honors

A record number of GRCC athletes — 15 — are among the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Academic Student-Athlete Award winners.

Volleyball player Lauren Helsen is on the NJCAA All-Academic First Team, for students with a 4.0 GPA.

On the All-Academic Second Team, for GPAs of 3.8 to 3.99, are:

  • Makayla Beld, basketball.
  • Kirk Brown, baseball.
  • Bruce Buurstra, baseball and cross country.
  • Hailey Dekorte, volleyball.
  • Kirk Dickson, cross country.
  • Peyton Helsen, volleyball.
  • Rylee Storms, volleyball.
  • Zachary Pangborn, basketball.

On the All-Academic Third Team, for GPAs of 3.6 to 3.79, are:

  • Madison Albert, basketball.
  • Emily Farwell, volleyball.
  • Jacqueline Jernigan, cross country.
  • Kennedy Potts, volleyball.
  • Danielle Schutte, softball.
  • Hannah Stearns, volleyball.

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