Record-Breaking 68 Eastern Florida State College Student-Athletes Named to NJCAA All-Academic Teams
By Michael Parsons, Eastern Florida State College // July 12, 2022
17 Eastern Florida student athletes were named to All-Academic First Team with 4.0 GPA
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA –A record number of Eastern Florida State College student-athletes were recognized for their work in the classroom as 68 were named to NJCAA All-Academic teams on Monday morning.
The 68 student-athletes are the most for the Titans in a season and 17 were named to the All-Academic First Team with a 4.0-grade point average. Four of the 17 made the first team for the second straight year.
Women’s basketball player Jillian Schenk, women’s soccer player Driade Freitas, men’s tennis player Jaewoo Choi and women’s golfer Gabrielle Fernandez were all named to the first team for the second straight season.
Joining those four on the first team are women’s basketball players L’or Eyeba Mputu, Sarah Winkler, and Shadaria Smith, softball players Makenzie Fore, Trinity Howard, and Mandy Hedetniemi-Taylor, women’s soccer players Courtney Butlion and Alexia Spencer, men’s tennis player Gustavo Goncalves, women’s tennis player Kanna Kobayakawa, men’s golfer Ryan McMillan along with men’s soccer players Leandro Santoro and Luis Sonvegas.
22 Titans were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team for having a GPA between 3.80 and 3.99.
Women’s soccer players Isla Brown, Lydia Carroll, Jessica DeBiasse, Marthe Taugbol, Hannah Mariscal, Jessica Martin, Sofie Soerum, Kirsty Woodacre, and Amaya Quintal, women’s basketball players Kristina Goncharuk, Hanna Mebius Svensson, Tatiana Beaumont and Rapuluchi Ngorka, men’s tennis players Corentin Venot, Ramiro Rincon and Lluc Pascal Camps, softball player Adriana Crespo, men’s golfer Matt Gauntlett, men’s basketball player Lovre Zaja, men’s soccer player Larry Lewis, women’s tennis player Helena Jokanovic and baseball player Grayson Adams.
29 players were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team which is student-athletes with a GPA between 3.60 and 3.79.
Men’s soccer players Owen Armor, Sam Bayly, Ridley Braid, Rolando Onu, Preston Price, and Justin Sexton, women’s basketball players Sophia Ojhammar, Rosa Redondo, and Kaitlyn Sanders, men’s basketball players Roberts Berze, Brody Boyer and Rron Ukaj, women’s soccer players Kurumi Arakawa, Laura Cetina and Lena Stevens, baseball players Jason Blackstone, Dylan Dieguez and Ivan Zambrano, softball players Molly Reid and Sarah Leach, women’s tennis players Kayla Greco and Ksenia Krupnyakova, men’s tennis player Lucas Gonzalez and Enric Porcar, men’s golfers John Houchin and Pontus Torgner, women’s golfers Olivia Timpy and Jasmine Yang along with volleyball player Angelica Ruiz.
“The dedication of our student-athletes on the field is matched by their dedication in the classroom as shown by the large number who have made the All-Academic team,” said EFSC President Dr. Jim Richey. “We’re extremely proud of them and salute their impressive accomplishment.”
Overall, 23 were recognized for the second straight season.
A record total of 9,912 student-athletes were honored for achieving a GPA above 3.60 this past year. 2,852 student-athletes garnered NJCAA All-Academic First Team honors after achieving a 4.0 GPA. 3,322 student-athletes were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Second Team while 4,221 student-athletes received third-team recognition.
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