Three Southwestern Illinois College student-athletes have been selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association for the 2011-2012 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards.
NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale)
- Brian Doll of Greenville, baseball
- Rachel Ferguson of Troy, women’s volleyball
- David Wiegmann of Breese, men’s basketball
“We constantly preach the importance of performing in the classroom, so we are incredibly proud of these kids,” said SWIC Athletic Director Jay Harrington. “This kind of accomplishment is a great testament to the hard work of these student-athletes, as well as the strong academic commitment our Athletics department upholds.”
The NJCAA is the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering endless athletic and academic opportunities to college students. It is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year over 50,000 student-athletes compete in one of the 28 different sports offered.