June 11, 2019

39 Kishwaukee Kougars nominated for Arrowhead Conference Academic Excellence Awards

Thirty-nine Kishwaukee College student-athletes were nominated for the 2018-2019 Arrowhead Conference Academic Excellence Team. The award is given to student-athletes who complete at least 12 credits per semester while achieving a 3.00 or higher cumulative GPA for the academic year. The total includes 29 of our 48 female student-athletes, representing 60 percent of the female student-athlete population.

Thirteen of the 39 student-athletes also received All-Academic recognition from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Student-athletes with a 4.00 GPA earned NJCAA All-Academic First Team; student-athletes with a 3.80-3.99 GPA earned NJCAA All-Academic Second Team; and student-athletes with a 3.60-3.79 GPA earned NJCAA All-Academic Third Team.  

The following Kish student-athletes received academic recognition for the 2018-2019 school year:

Men’s Baseball: Jacob Artist, Lockport; Samuel Coe, Phoenix, AZ; Dimitri Duverger, Miami, FL; Ethan Johanningsmeier, Waterman; Tristan Valerio, Inverness, FL; Albert Warnaar, Chicago, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team; and Ethen Wetzel, Roscoe, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

Men’s Basketball: Caleb Gould, Rochelle, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

Men’s Soccer: Jesus Lara-Parra, Genoa, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team; Nick Uecker, Genoa; and Zac Uecker, Genoa

Women’s Basketball: Morgan Baker, Rochelle, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team; Abigail Kerns, Creston; Ashley Kerns, Creston, multi-sport athlete, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team; Addie Kitzmiller, Oregon, NJCAA All-Academic Second Team; Dennysha Kizer, DeKalb; Amanda Ross, DeKalb, multi-sport athlete; Danielle Stiles, DeKalb; and Cayla Winters, Kingston

Women’s Cross Country: Tania Barragan, DeKalb

Women’s Soccer: Hope Akers, DeKalb; Jessica Gamez-Quintero, DeKalb; Meghan Johnson, DeKalb; Ashley Kerns, Creston, multi-sport athlete, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team; Herwine Lamelus, DeKalb; Avery Mertz, DeKalb; Arianna Moore, DeKalb; Sarai Orozco, Genoa; Dulce Resendiz, DeKalb, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team; and Emma Rourke, DeKalb, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

Women’s Softball: Megan Antos, Sycamore; Shaylee Clow, Leroy, NJCAA All-Academic Second Team; Helena Porter, Streator; Amanda Ross, DeKalb, multi-sport athlete; Taelor Schmitz, Island Lake; Larisa Smits, McHenry; and Hailey White, Oregon, multi-sport athlete, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

Women’s Volleyball: Jeanette Brann, Genoa, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team; Topanga McCoy, Waterman; Alexis Orkfritz, Sycamore; Katie Schilling, Earlville, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team; and Hailey White, Oregon, multi-sport athlete, NJCAA All-Academic Third Team

For more information, please contact Scott Kawall, Director of Student Involvement and Athletic Director, at skawall@kish.edu or 815-825-9837.

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