Five Carl Albert State College student athletes have been honored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic Student Athletes Awards Program for 2017-2018. The program highlights individual athletes across the country for their academic success based on grade point averages (GPA).
On the Carl Albert softball team, Ayme Warren from Wister, OK, earned a GPA of 4.0 and was selected to the NJCAA All Academic First Team.
Also on the softball team, Micah Dees from Rattan, OK, and Whitney Jackson from Colbert, OK, were named to the NJCAA All Academic Third Team with a GPA between 3.6 and 3.79.
CASC cross country runner Vanessa Martinez from Heavener, OK, made the NJCAA All Academic Third Team with a GPA between 3.6 and 3.79.
Ben Klutts from Poteau, OK, represents CASC baseball on the NJCAA All Academic Second Team.
CASC Athletic Director Randy Graves stated, “We are proud of these student athletes and appreciate their persistence. The example they are setting for other Viking athletes and for that matter all Carl Albert State College students is outstanding.” He continued, “The commitment it takes to be successful in the classroom and as athletes is very tough, so we congratulate these individuals.”