17 KCC Athletes earn NJCAA Academic Honors

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Seventeen Kankakee Community College student-athletes have received NJCAA honors for their academic achievement during the 2018-19 school year.

The All-Academic First Team members, with a 4.0 grade point average, are: Cole Eshleman of Loda, baseball; Kloe Longtin of Herscher, volleyball; and Cole Stigleman of Redkey, Ind., baseball.

The All-Academic Second Team members, with grade point averages between 3.80-3.99, are: Dylan Post of Kankakee, baseball; and Dawson Swearengen of Wilmington, soccer.

The All-Academic Third Team members, with grade point averages of 3.60-3.79, are: Owen Behrens of Prophetstown, baseball; Eric Godines Venegas of Pembroke Township, soccer; Max Minich of Grabill, Ind., baseball; Ashley Harwood of Kankakee, volleyball; Isabelle Hille of Ft. Wayne, Ind., basketball; Michael Machnic of Walkerton, Ind., baseball; Alexis Marin of Rockford, basketball; Genevieve Marion of Bourbonnais, volleyball; Olivia Powell of Cissna Park, basketball; Emma Schriner of Bourbonnais, softball; Dylan Swearengen of Wilmington, soccer; and Brandon Wray of Bourbonnais, soccer.

In addition, the Lady Cavaliers basketball team earned a spot on the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association honor roll for two-year colleges. The average GPA for all athletes on the 2018-19 team was 3.13. The Cavaliers were one of only 17 two-year colleges in the nation to have a team grade point average above 3.0.

Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is “Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.

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