Tri-C Track Team Named ‘Academic Team of the Year’ By NJCAA Coaches Association
July 28, 2017
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Challengers post highest GPA in the nation as 11 student-athletes earn honors
The women’s track team at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) topped the nation in academic performance during the 2017 season.
Tri-C’s student-athletes earned a 3.866 grade-point average during spring semester to earn Academic Team of the Year honors from the NJCAA Coaches Association. The team edged Hutchinson Community College of Kansas (3.762 GPA) for best marks in the country.
Eleven members of Tri-C’s team claimed Academic All-American honors with a GPA higher than 3.4. The list includes:
• Naleta Andrews (Shaker Heights)
• Taylor Badamo (North Royalton)
• Courtney Craig (Garfield Heights)
• Alyssa Fallon (North Olmsted)
• Tania French (Berea)
• Jordan Kati (Willowick)
• Caroline Lapish (Madison)
• Mariah Porter (Wickliffe)
• Amber Ruiz-Bueno (Willowick)
• Sonnie Sauvinsky (Rootstown)
• Shelbie Sporcich (Ashtabula).
“This is the highest honor our team can achieve,” Tri-C Head Coach Don Cox said. “This says everything about the student-athletes at Cuyahoga Community College and their dedication to success.”
The track team performed well outside of the classroom, too: Tri-C placed 14th at the national championships while setting school records in two events.