SCF Student-Athletes Named to NJCAA All-Academic Team

(Bradenton, Fla., Aug. 9, 2018)— For the eighth year running, athletes at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) maintained a cumulative grade point average (GPA) above 3.0, when athletes during the 2017-18 school year achieved a 3.14 GPA.

The academic achievements of SCF’s student-athletes led to four teams being named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Honorable Mention Academic Team of the Year. The four teams were:

  • Softball, with a 3.31 GPA.
  • Tennis, with a 3.55 GPA.
  • Baseball, with a 3.18 GPA.
  • Volleyball, with a 3.17 GPA.

Three SCF students were named to the NJCAA All-Academic First Team for maintaining a 4.0 GPA. They were Eric Kimsey, baseball; Laura Illanes-Rodriguez and Sandra Weiss, both tennis players. Two SCF students were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team for maintaining a 3.80 GPA or higher. They were Brooke Sharpe, a softball player and Eliska Truneckova, a volleyball player. Ten SCF students were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team for maintaining a 3.60 to 3.79 GPA. They were baseball player Anthony Gonella; three volleyball payers, Alysha O’Dell, Lauren Shivley and Maria Tucuna; and six softball players, Brittney Rodriguez, Lauren Parker, Lauren Stalvey, Madison Yoder, Paige Aldred and Sydney Parks.

Individually, 29 student-athletes finished the year with a 3.30 or higher GPA and earned Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) All-Academic Team honors. Fifty student-athletes from SCF with a 3.00 or higher GPA earned Suncoast Conference All-Academic Team honors.

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Eric Kimsey   Laura Illanes-Rodriguez  Sandra Weiss

NJCAA All-Academic First Team from left Eric Kimsey, Laura Illanes-Rodriguez and Sandra Weiss.

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