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Record Number of Vikings Earn NJCAA Academic All-American Honors

Academic All-Americans 2018-19

CONTACT: Adam Sopris, (518) 629-7898, a.sopris@hvcc.edu
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, July 2, 2019

For the third year in a row, a record number of Hudson Valley Community College student-athletes, representing 15 different programs earned academic awards at the national and regional level. Hudson Valley Community College had a record 33 student-athletes earn NJCAA Academic All-American honors and 41 student-athletes were awarded Region 3 All-Academic awards. 

Hudson Valley placed nine individuals on the NJCAA All-Academic First Team, which required an overall grade point average of 4.0. The Vikings baseball team had six student-athletes earn Academic All-American status, the most for any Hudson Valley program. 

NJCAA Academic Awards – First Team (4.0 GPA)

James Blaauboer – Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
Brooke Clough – Women's Soccer
Jacob Cross – Football
Laura Grippin – Women's Volleyball
Jeffrey Hotaling – Cross Country
Hannah Kreiger – Women's Basketball
Luke Mara – Men's Soccer
Jordan Nichols – Men's Bowling
Lya Zhang – Women's Basketball

NJCAA Academic Awards – Second Team (3.80 – 3.99 GPA)

Evelyn Barth – Women's Volleyball
Chris Calicchia – Men's Lacrosse
Payton Czupil – Women's Soccer
Madison Graber – Women's Basketball
Ben Grant – Baseball
Mercedes Planavsky – Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Sarah Rosenberger – Women's Cross Country
James Rubino – Baseball 

NJCAA Academic Awards – Third Team (3.60 – 3.79 GPA)

Omsalama Ayoub – Women's Golf
Kerry Blackwood – Men's Lacrosse
Jeremy Clayton – Baseball
Timothy Cramer – Baseball
Matthew Dagostino – Baseball
Kacy Kiefer – Women's Soccer
Kyle Lambert – Baseball
Ashley Martinez – Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Holden Maynard – Women's Track & Field
Derrick Miller – Baseball
Jasmine Minick-Seldon – Track & Field
Nick Schrowang – Men's Golf
Hayden Spock – Football
Cole Stannard – Men's Golf
Katrina Vrooman – Women's Volleyball
Elijah Washington – Track & Field

NJCAA Region 3 All-Academic Honors

Omsalama Ayoub - Women's Golf
Evelyn Barth - Women's Volleyball
James Blaauboer - Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
Kerry Blackwood - Men's Lacrosse
Chris Calicchia - Men's Lacrosse 
Christian Caputo - Men's Bowling
Jeremy Clayton - Baseball
Brooke Clough - Women's Soccer
Timothy Cramer - Baseball
Jacob Cross - Football
Payton Czupil - Women's Soccer
Matthew Dagostino - Baseball
Madison Graber - Women's Basketball
Ben Grant - Baseball
Laura Grippin - Women's Volleyball
Jalaina Groncki - Women's Soccer
Geoff Heller - Football
Jeffrey Hotaling - Men's Cross Country
Kacy Keifer - Women's Soccer
Hannah Kreiger - Women's Basketball
Kyle Lambert - Baseball
Luke Mara - Men's Soccer
Ashley Martinez - Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Holden Maynard - Men's Cross Country/Track & Field
Derrick Miller - Baseball
Jasmine Minick-Seldon - Women's Track & Field
Jordan Nichols - Men's Bowling
Marco Ngako - Men's Soccer
Mercedes Planavsky - Women's Cross Country/Track & Field
Sarah Rosenberger - Women's Cross Country
James Rubino - Baseball
Nick Schrowang - Men's Golf
Bristol Smith - Football
Cole Stannard - Men's Golf
Robert Spagnola - Baseball
Hayden Spock - Football
Sarah Sullivan - Women's Soccer
Katrina Vrooman - Women's Volleyball
Elijah Washington - Men's Track & Field 
Kirstin Wood - Women's Volleyball
Lya Zhang - Women's Basketball