MCC Student-Athletes Earn NJCAA First Team All-Academic Honors

Kendall Jones

Kendall Jones

Seven Muskegon Community College (MCC) student-athletes earned 4.0 GPAs last year and were among 2,852 student-athletes nationwide to be named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) 2021-22 All-Academic First Team.

The All-Academic First Team athletes include Cade Alderink (Men’s Bowling), Tai Chamberlain (Golf), Elizabeth Fettig (Women’s Soccer), Kendall Jones (Women’s Soccer), Audrey Lepper (Women’s Soccer), Brianna Pastor (Softball), and Kenton Vander Wal (Baseball).

Additionally, ten student-athletes earned All-Academic Second Team honors with GPAs of 3.80 to 3.99. These athletes include Emma Dykema (Women’s Soccer & Women’s Basketball), Marley Fogel (Women’s Soccer), Bronsen Jewell (Wrestling), Raegen Lockhart (Women’s Cross Country & Women’s Track & Field), Jordan Noble (Women’s Soccer), Taylor Noble (Women’s Soccer), Hayden Ruel (Softball), Lindsey Ruiter (Volleyball), Tori Van Tamelen (Women’s Soccer), and Sarah Zielinski (Women’s Soccer).

The Academic Third Team with GPAs from 3.60 to 3.79 includes Sydney Bol (Women’s Basketball), Alexis Brown (Softball), Madison Clarke (Softball), Lindsay Cross (Women’s Bowling), Flynn DeLuca (Men’s Soccer), Payton Dobben (Men’s Track & Field), Kennadi Dykstra (Women’s Bowling & Softball), Will Edwards (Men’s Soccer), Julian Jimenez (Wrestling), Dan Kimura (Men’s Soccer), Bayley Lowe (Men’s Soccer), Ethan May (Men’s Bowling), Calla Miller (Women’s Basketball), Shawn Murphy (Men’s Bowling), Raegan Murphy (Volleyball), Zach Pray (Men’s Cross Country & Men’s Track & Field), Ally Seiber (Women’s Basketball), Kennah Vermerris (Women’s Basketball), and Macy Whipple (Women’s Cross Country).

Seven MCC teams were also named to the NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year list based on their overall GPAs. These teams included Women’s Soccer, Men’s Bowling, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Cross-Country, Women’s Track & Field, Softball, and Baseball. MCC Women’s Soccer earned the highest marks across the college’s teams with a collective GPA of 3.49.