Gadsden State Community College is proud to announce that three athletic teams earned honors for their work in the classroom–qualifying for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Academic teams for 2013-2014. Cardinal teams qualifying include: men’s tennis—3.38 GPA; women’s volleyball–3.33 GPA, and women’s softball–3.16 GPA.
To qualify as an academic team, athletic teams must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Coaches for the teams are Buster Stewart (tennis), Connie Clark (volleyball) and Jeanne Kerr (softball).
In addition to the team honors, Cardinal tennis player Trois White of Boaz received the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence with a 4.0 GPA.
Amy Estes of Jacksonville (volleyball), Jacob Mitchell of Rome, Ga. (tennis), Collin Nichols of Huntsville (volleyball), and Rebecca Samples of Lafayette (softball) received the Superior Academic Achievement Award with GPAs of 3.80 or higher. Taylor Adams of Scottsboro (women’s basketball) and Megan Butler of Huntsville (volleyball) received the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award with GPAs of 3.65 or higher.
“We are extremely proud of our student athletes for their hard work in the classroom and athletic venues. It is indeed an honor to have three of our programs recognized nationally for their academic achievements,” Athletic Director Mike Cancilla said.