PCC Wrestling Posts Highest GPA in Nation, PCC Athletics Honored for Academic Performances
The Pratt Men’s Wrestling Team has just been named 2013-2014 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year for the second year in a row. This means that the team had the highest cumulative GPA of any community college men’s wrestling team in the nation with a 3.12.
Six Pratt Community College athletic programs have been named 2013-2014 NJCAA All-Academic Teams for their exemplary academic performance. In addition to men’s wrestling are men’s baseball with a 3.09, women’s soccer with a 3.10, women’s softball with a 3.21, women’s volleyball with a 3.31 and women’s basketball with a 3.40.
Eight PCC athletes were also honored individually for their academic performances.
Receiving the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence with a 4.0 GPA is Elle Stein of Spearville, Kan. with women’s basketball.
Receiving the Superior Academic Achievement Award with GPAs between 3.71 and 3.99 are Haylee Eck of Home, Kan. with volleyball, Samantha Gray of Del City, Okla. with women’s softball, Madison Pendry of Newton, Kan. with women’s basketball, Nolan Rush of Wellsville, Kan. with men’s baseball, and Gaige Webster of Oklahoma City, also with men’s baseball.
Receiving the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award for GPAs between 3.5 and 3.7 are Trevor Champagne of Baldwin City, Kan. and Ryan Moran of Arlington, Texas, both with men’s baseball.
“I don’t believe that any of this would be possible if it weren’t for the resolve of our student-athletes, our coaches, administration and our outstanding faculty,” said PCC Athletic Director Kurt McAfee. “I am very grateful for their support.”