Four Anne Arundel Community College student-athletes received National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Student-Athlete Awards for the 2014-2015 year.
Ashley Wilkins of Pasadena, a Chesapeake High School graduate who played midfield and goalie for women’s soccer and ran cross country, was one of only 185 student-athletes in the nation to earn the top Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence for a perfect 4.0 GPA.
Earning the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award for a 3.6-3.79 GPA were Darek Davis of Edgewater, a South River High School graduate who played attack in men’s lacrosse; Katrina Kyllander of Glen Burnie who went to high school in Greenway, Minn., and played outside hitter in volleyball and Kelsey Wagner of Shady Side, an Indian Creek Upper School graduate who ran cross country. Nationwide, 1,110 student-athletes earned the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award.
The NJCAA requires students to have accumulated at least 45 semester credit hour or 60 quarter credit hours with a minimum of 3.60 GPA to qualify for one of the three awards. In the 2014-2015 year, a record 3.31 percent of the 58,531 NJCAA student-athletes qualified for an academic award.
AACC offers student-athletes the opportunity to compete in NJCAA athletics, including men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s volleyball, women’s cross country, men’s golf, women’s softball and men’s baseball. For information, visit http://aaccathletics.com/landing/index.