17 KCC Athletes earn NJCAA Academic Honors

From left to right, Dylan Post of Kankakee, Eric Godines Venegas of Pembroke Township, Kloe Longtin of Hersher and Brandon Wray of Bourbonnais are just four of seventeen student-athletes which received NJCAA honors for their academic achievement during the 2018-19 school year.

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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