NJC places 33 athletes on NJCAA All-Academic team

By HART PISANI | hpisani@journal-advocate.com |

The term "student-athlete" holds a dual meaning. Northeastern Junior College produced many successful athletes in the 2019-2020 season. Those athletes also succeeded at the student half of that term.

The NJCAA released their annual All-Academic team list and 33 NJC athletes earned selections. There were 16 Plainsmen selected to the first team, 6 second team members, and 10 third team members. That list includes former Sterling High School athletes in Nevaeh Archuleta and Grace Reeves. The full list of athletes, their year, hometown, and sport is as follows.

NJCAA Academic All-American First Team (4.00 GPA)

Stacy Bott; Fr; Thornton, CO; Softball
Lorenzo Brugiati; Fr; Ascoli Piceno, Italy; Men's Soccer
Alex Champavert; Fr; Annecy, France; Men's Soccer
Kinley Coe; So; Colorado Springs, CO; Volleyball
Sydney Crites; Fr; Brighton, CO; Volleyball
Kendall Elliott; Fr; Brush, CO; Softball
Natalie Fosdick; So; Greeley, CO; Softball
Abby Harpman; Fr; Fort Collins, CO; Softball
Sydney Odle; So; Brush, CO; Softball
Sam Ostravich; So; Highlands Ranch, CO; Men's Golf
Aleksandra Ratnikava; So; Minsk, Belarus; Women's Basketball
Jodi Shea; So; Greeley, CO; Women's Soccer
Coley Smith; Fr; Otis, CO; Women's Golf
Dylan Weaver; Fr; Grand Junction CO; Baseball
Jesse Welfing; Fr; Groningenn, Netherlands; Men's Soccer
Cierra Williams; So; Cenntenial, CO; Volleyball
NJCAA Academic All-American Second Team (3.80-3.99 GPA)

Nicole Barela; So; Estancia, NM; Softball
Nino Egli; Fr; Maseltrangen, Switzerland; Men's Soccer
Tristan Pope; So; Berthoud, CO; Softball
Maddy Rule; So; Brush, CO; Softball
Joshua Vaughn; Fr; Denver CO; Baseball
Scott Philip Woods; Fr; Tosberg, Norway; Men's Soccer

NJCAA Academic All-American Third Team (3.6-3.79 GPA)

Nevaeh Archuleta; Fr; Sterling, CO; Women's Soccer
Matthew Baughn; Fr; Las Vegas, NV; Baseball
Paul Caliari; So; Montmagny, France; Men's Soccer
Tyler Campbell; Fr; Albuquerque, NM; Baseball
Andjelija Draskovic; Fr; Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia; Volleyball
Julia Gutierrez Mas; So; Barcelona, Spain; Volleyball
Ahmed Khouiel; So; Aix-en-Provence, France; Men's Soccer
Camille Lucas; So; Colorado Springs, CO; Softball
Carlos Morales Carerra; So; Maracay, Venezuela; Men's Soccer
Pelayo Quevedo; Fr; Santander, Spain; Men's Soccer
Grace Reeves; So; Sterling, CO; Softball