GRCC student-athletes earn MCCAA academic awards

A Raider Buzz feature:

GRCC had 52 student-athletes earn academic awards from the Michigan Community College Athletic Association.

Of those 52 students, 42 were named All-MCCAA, and five GRCC teams — golf, women’s basketball, softball, volleyball and women’s cross country — were honored as Academic All-MCCAA Teams.

GRCC had the second-highest number of teams named Academic All-MCCAA, which goes to teams that have earned a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0. Mott Community College had six teams receive the designation.

GRCC’s volleyball team had the third-highest GPA — 3.45 — out of all MCCAA teams, just behind Macomb Community College’s men’s cross country and Mott volleyball.

The GRCC softball team was 10th overall with a 3.33 GPA. The GRCC golf and women’s cross country teams each had a 3.16 GPA. GRCC’s women’s basketball received a 3.09 GPA. These teams were also selected as 2017-2018 NJCAA All-Academic Teams.

Raiders named Academic All-Conference, for student-athletes who have earned at least 24 credits with a minimum 3.0 GPA:

  • Kayla Salyer, volleyball.
  • Kenzie Omness, women’s basketball.
  • Anna Abernethy, women’s cross country.
  • Stephanie Kruskie, softball.
  • Peyton Helsen, volleyball.
  • Lauren Helsen, volleyball.
  • Makayla Beld, women’s basketball and softball.
  • Zachary Pangborn, men’s basketball.
  • Autumn Severn, volleyball.
  • Hailey DeKorte, volleyball.
  • Andrea Chipman, softball.
  • Kendra DeJonge, volleyball.
  • Stephanie Thomas, women’s cross country.
  • Hannah Stearns, volleyball.
  • Michael Gumbko, baseball.
  • Aaron Kietzman, softball.
  • Bruce Buurstra, baseball and cross country.
  • Ashley Bowen, women’s basketball.
  • Samuel Howard, golf.
  • John Corey, baseball.
  • Delanie King, women’s basketball.
  • Trystan Thayer, men’s cross country.
  • Isaac Arp, men’s cross country.
  • Kate Lorang , softball.
  • Calvin Syrjala, baseball.
  • Josie Manion, women’s basketball and softball.
  • Joshua Robbins, baseball.
  • Cameron Brayman, baseball.
  • Brady Paganelli, baseball).
  • Aaliyah Sargent, women’s basketball.
  • Kelsie Schultz, volleyball.
  • Sam Zlydaszyk, baseball.
  • Josh Robbins, baseball.
  • Dylan Limbacher, baseball.
  • Nicholas Ward, men’s golf.
  • Matthew Orwig, men’s golf.
  • Jacob Wosinski, baseball.
  • Hayden Cross, baseball.
  • Sam Borisch, men’s cross country.
  • Claire Flewelling, women’s basketball.
  • Marchello Toro, men’s basketball.
  • Phillip Apol, golf.
  • Lena Thompson, volleyball.
  • Hallee Breimayer, women’s basketball.
  • Courtnee Nicholson, softball.
  • Gregory Robinson, men’s basketball.
  • Austin Bayer, golf.
  • Cameron DeKuiper, golf.
  • Autumn O’Keefe, softball.
  • Sam Cunningham, baseball.
  • Andrew Bojas, baseball.
  • Haley Peters, volleyball.

Raiders named Academic All-MCCAA, for student-athletes who have earned 24 credits with at least a 3.2 GPA:

  • Michael Gumbko, baseball.
  • John Corey, baseball.
  • Calvin Syrjala, baseball.
  • Joshua Nicholson, baseball.
  • Cameron Brayman, baseball.
  • Brady Paganelli, baseball.
  • Samuel Zlydaszyk, baseball.
  • Joshua Robbins, baseball.
  • Dylan Limbacher, baseball.
  • Jacob Wosinski, baseball.
  • Hayden Cross, baseball.
  • Bruce Buurstra, baseball and men’s cross country.
  • Zachary Pangborn, men’s basketball.
  • Marchello Toro, men’s basketball.
  • Trystan Thayer, men’s cross country.
  • Isaac Arp, men’s cross country.
  • Samuel Borisch, men’s cross country.
  • Samuel Howard, golf.
  • Nicholas Ward, golf.
  • Matthew Orwig, golf.
  • Philip Apol, golf.
  • Stephanie Kruskie, softball.
  • Andrea Chipman, softball.
  • Aaron Kietzman, softball.
  • Kate Lorang, softball.
  • Kayla Salyer, volleyball.
  • Peyton Helsen, volleyball.
  • Lauren Helsen, volleyball.
  • Kendra DeJonge, volleyball.
  • Autumn Severn, volleyball.
  • Hailey Dekorte, volleyball.
  • Hannah Stearns, volleyball.
  • Kelsie Schultz, volleyball.
  • Mackenzie Omness, women’s basketball.
  • Ashley Bowen, women’s basketball.
  • Aaliyah Sargent, women’s basketball.
  • Claire Flewelling, women’s basketball.
  • Delanie King, women’s basketball.
  • Makayla Beld, women’s basketball and softball.
  • Josephine Manion, women’s basketball and softball.
  • Anna Abernethy, women’s cross country.
  • Stephanie Thomas, women’s cross country.
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