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Athletes receive ‘all-academic’ awards

Mid Michigan Community College (MMCC) athletes recently completed a successful year in the classroom and on the court. Many student-athletes received recognition of their efforts from the athletic associations MMCC is associated with, namely the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA).

Akil Mitchell (Men’s Basketball), Kristin Shoaf (Women’s Cross Country), Lexi Strope (Women’s Cross Country), and Sadie Massie (Women’s Basketball) earned All-Academic Second Team honors with GPAs between 3.80 and 3.99.

Autumn Hudak (Women’s Basketball), Clara Loukus (Women’s Basketball), Colton Antes (Men’s Basketball), Jacob Darnell (Men’s Bowling), and Peter Pineau (Men’s Bowling) earned All-Academic Third Team honors with GPAs between 3.60 and 3.79.

In addition to the NJCAA All-Academic Awards above, MMCC had 23 student-athletes earn MCCAA Academic All-Conference Awards (3.0 or higher), with 19 of them earning Academic All-MCCAA honors (3.2 or higher) as well.

MCCAA Academic All-Conference

Women’s Cross Country: Kristin Shoaf (Gladwin), Lexi Strope (Mt. Pleasant), Mallory Johnson (Gladwin), Mary Pierce (Elwell)

Men’s Cross Country: Nicholas Snider (Remus), Andrew Travis (Shepherd), Casey Ervin (Mt. Pleasant)

Women’s Basketball: Sadie Massie (Mt. Pleasant), Autumn Hudak (Cheboygan), Clara Loukus (Calumet), Summer Ward (DeWitt), Kara Schafer (Fowler), Kristin Kullman (Mt. Pleasant), Madison Shurlow (Lakeview), Ellen Twardzik (Calumet)

Men’s Basketball: Akil Mitchell (Lansing), Colton Antes (Perrinton), Mason Dunham (Lake Isabella), Jarid Walton (Riverdale)

Women’s Bowling: Desiree Sayles (Clare)

Men’s Bowling: Peter Pineau (Port Austin), Jacob Darnell (Shepherd), Charles Fiedler (Farwell), Nicholas Snider (Remus)

Academic All-MCCAA Award Winners

Women’s Cross Country: Kristin Shoaf (Gladwin), Lexi Strope (Mt. Pleasant), Mallory Johnson (Gladwin), Mary Pierce (Elwell)

Men’s Cross Country: Nicholas Snider (Remus), Andrew Travis (Shepherd)

Women’s Basketball: Sadie Massie (Mt. Pleasant), Autumn Hudak (Cheboygan), Clara Loukus (Calumet), Summer Ward (DeWitt), Kara Schafer (Fowler), Kristin Kullman (Mt. Pleasant)

Men’s Basketball: Akil Mitchell (Lansing), Colton Antes (Perrinton), Jarid Walton (Riverdale)

Women’s Bowling: Desiree Sayles (Clare)

Men’s Bowling: Peter Pineau (Port Austin), Jacob Darnell (Shepherd), Charles Fiedler (Farwell), Nicholas Snider (Remus)

“These athletes have a grueling schedule between practices, games, work, and a full-time class load. At MMCC we really try to emphasize the student in student-athlete and this group of students are a perfect example of how hard work pays off,” stated MMCC Athletic Director Ryan Harkrader.

Currently, MMCC supports the following NJCAA teams: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, and men’s and women’s bowling. Recruitment for next year is underway. Interested athletes can get more information and complete a Player Information Form at midmich.edu/athletics.

For more information about MMCC’s athletic teams, visit midmich.edu/athletics or contact Harkrader at rharkrader@midmich.edu or (989) 773-6622 x548.

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