Five Southwestern Illinois College student-athletes have been selected by the National Junior College Athletic Association for the 2010-2011 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards.
| ||NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale) |
- Kelsie Coop of Walsh, women’s volleyball
| ||NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 to 3.99 on a 4.00 scale) |
- Hilary Bell of Granite City, women’s soccer
|NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale) |
- Ajdin Dedic of St. Louis, men’s soccer
- Hilary Johnson of Flora, women’s basketball
- Ian Sikes of Edwardsville, men’s baseball
“Here at SWIC, we constantly preach the importance of performing in the classroom, so we are extremely proud of these kids,” said SWIC Athletic Director Jay Harrington. “This kind of achievement is a great testament to the hard work these student-athletes put in over the past two years, 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.