43 Eastern Florida State Titan Student-Athletes Named to NJCAA All-Academic Teams
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State College // July 19, 2021
school record of 11 student-athletes had 4.0 GPA
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It was another successful season for the Eastern Florida State College student-athletes as 43 were named to NJCAA All-Academic teams on Thursday afternoon.
The women’s golf team had the highest GPA among women’s golf programs in the NJCAA with a 3.76 GPA while the men’s tennis team was the second-highest program in the nation with a team grade point average of 3.67.
The men’s basketball team was sixth overall among men’s basketball programs with a 3.34 GPA.
Overall, a school record of 11 student-athletes were named to the NJCAA All-Academic First Team with a 4.0 GPA.
The men’s tennis team had four players make the first team while the women’s soccer team had three and the women’s golf team had two players all finish with a 4.0-grade point average.
■ Men’s tennis players Jaewoo Choi, Gonzalo Ostos, Luc Pascal Camps, and Ramiro Rincon along with women’s soccer players Lydia Carroll, Driade Freitas, and Lena Stevens were named to the first team as was women’s golfers Gabrielle Fernandez and Elise Boccabella, women’s basketball player Jillian Schenk and baseball player Kyle Dentmon.
It is the second straight season Boccabella was named to the first team. Dentmon was on the second team in his freshman season.
17 Titans were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team for having a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99.
■ Women’s soccer players Julieta Limardo, Sofie Soerum, Marthe Taugbol, and Kristy Woodacre, baseball players Dominic Baratta, Tyler Vogel, and Daemon Woodruff, men’s basketball players Brody Boyer and Chris Roth, women’s basketball players Tatiana Beaumont and Anja Knoflach, men’s tennis players Tomas Reche and Corentin Venot, women’s tennis player Martina Garcia, volleyball player Cassandra Gregory, men’s golfer John Houchin, and women’s golfer Olivia Timpy.
15 players were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team which is student-athletes with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79.
■ Women’s soccer players Kurumi Arakawa, Isla Brown, Courtney Butlion, Jessica Debiasse and Lily Hogenson, men’s basketball players Roberts Berze, Lovre Zaja, Bidzina Peikrishvili and Vlad Salaridze, women’s golfers Valeria Fort and Kira Shellman, men’s golfer Ryan McMillan, men’s tennis player Bernardo Vieira, women’s tennis player Tsveti Trifonova and softball player Rosemarie Foster.
For Boyer, Soerum, Knoflach, Vogel, Baratta, Taugbol, Garcia, and Gregory, it was the second time they have been honored.
Overall a total of 8,272 student-athletes have been honored for achieving a GPA above 3.60. 2,336 student-athletes garnered NJCAA All-Academic First Team honors after achieving a 4.0 GPA.
More than 2,600 student-athletes were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team while 3,297 student-athletes received third-team recognition.
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