The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has awarded six Three Rivers College student athletes honors for their academic achievement in the 2018-2019 school year.
NJCAA All-Academic Student-Athlete Awards are given to student athletes that maintain high grade point averages (GPA) while competing on a community college athletic team. NJCAA All-Academic First Team is awarded to those with a GPA of 4.00, NJCAA All-Academic Second Team is awarded to those with GPAs between 3.80 and 3.99, and NJCAA All-Academic Third Team is awarded to those with GPAs between 3.60 and 3.79.
The Lady Raiders softball team had five members receive the All-Academic award. One of those players, Zoe Bisby, plays on both the Lady Raiders softball and basketball teams.
- Bisby from Marshfield, Health Science and Pre Health Medicine double major and Pre Med Certificate, Third Team
- Alexis Campbell from Malden, Health Science major, Third Team
- Calli Gerber from Poplar Bluff, Nursing major, Second Team
- Grace King from Poplar Bluff, Biology major, Third Team
- Allison Pingel from Farmington, Elementary Education major, Third Team
A member of Raiders baseball team, Braden Cox was named All-Academic Student-Athlete, Third Team. Cox is a Business Administration from Scott City.
“As a group, I am very proud that we landed five kids on the All-Academic Student-Athletes team,” said Jeff Null, Head Coach for the Lady Raiders softball team, “This is the most in one year for our program.”
“On top of that they finished 40-9 on the field,” said Null. “Clearly they are getting the job done on the field and in the classroom. That says a lot about our softball program and Three Rivers.”
Null went on to give special praise to King for being named to the All-Academic team both years she attended Three Rivers, and to Pingel, who is the first person in memory to receive both All-American and All-Academic honors while at Three Rivers.
“Braden showed outstanding leadership qualities as a student athlete while at Three Rivers,” said Stacey Burkey, Head Coach for the Raiders baseball team. “His self-motivation was evident on the baseball field and in the classroom.”
Three Rivers College is now registering students for its Fall 2019 semester. Those interested in applying for admission should visit trcc.edu/admissions/checklist for the Getting Started Checklist, or call the TRC Welcome Center at 573-840-9605 for more information.