July 20, 2021
Trenton, Missouri – North Central Missouri College athletics proudly announces that the department had twenty-seven NJCAA Academic All-Americans for the 2020-21 school year. Baseball led all teams with ten individual honorees. Softball and women’s basketball each had eight players earn the distinction, while men’s basketball totaled one. Nine student athletes earned 1st Team status by carrying a 4.0 GPA.
Academic All-Americans must earn at minimum a 3.60 cumulative GPA for the school year. “These student athletes exemplify what college athletics is all about. Not only did they excel athletically but they showed that being a quality student is of the utmost importance,” remarked NCMC’s SID Ryan Suttenfield.
1st Team Honorees (4.0 GPA): Madi Cole (Softball), Kennadie Crowe (Women’s Basketball), Abby Dobbins (Softball), Jordan Hibner (Women’s Basketball), Truman Kaderly (Men’s Basketball), Koby Linder (Baseball), Lily Osborn (Women’s Basketball), Yasser Rondon (Baseball), Ben Swift (Baseball)
2nd Team Honorees (3.80-3.99 GPA): Arturo Brito (Baseball), Noah Bodenhausen (Baseball), Maycee Edgar (Softball), Kennedie Kieffer (Women’s Basketball), Brittney McKay (Women’s Basketball), Katelyn Salisbury (Softball), Jaelyn Thomas (Women’s Basketball), Casey Stout (Softball), Kaylie Stufflebean (Women’s Basketball)
3rd Team Honorees (3.60-3.79 GPA): Mckayla Blackburn (Softball), Madison Cowman (Softball), Jurden d’Arnault (Baseball), Kori Hornaday (Softball), Nathaniel Lai (Baseball), Kayden Lewis (Baseball), AC Marion (Baseball), Maci Moore (Women’s Basketball), Garrich Phelipa (Baseball)
Two Pirate teams earned NJCAA Academic Team of the Year status by carrying team GPAs above a 3.0 for the year. NCMC softball posted a 3.35 GPA while women’s basketball ended at 3.27.