Success on court and in class: 26 GRCC student-athletes earn academic honors

January 19, 2020 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College student-athletes are successful on the court and in the classroom, with 26 Raiders earning spots on the President’s List or Dean’s list for academic success.

Athletic Director Bill Firn said four student-athletes were named to the GRCC President’s List for earning perfect 4.0 grade point averages, and 22 were on the Dean’s List for earning a 3.5 GPA or above during the fall semester.

“Our coaches set high expectations for our student-athletes, stressing the importance of giving their all in the classroom,” he said. “The students work hard. We’re proud of them, and proud to see them doing well.”

Volleyball players Emma Pachulski and Jamie Rozell, cross country runner Mariah Vos and baseball player Dalton VanderArk were named to the President’s List.

On the Dean’s List from the baseball team are: Joshua Avink, Benjamin Barnes, Jared Bujdos, Nathan Lehnert, Mitchell Marvin, Drew Murphy, Brendan Thelen and Aaron West.

Mariah Redding and Jamie Wellet from the women’s basketball team and Marchello Toro and Jaylen Williams from the men’s basketball team are on the Dean’s List, along with golfer Tyler Hausserman.

From the softball team, Taylor Cross, Mariah Redding, Brooklyne Siewertson and Savannah Stoepker were named to the Dean’s List.

Volleyball players on the Dean’s List are: Danielle Johnston, Jamie Rozell, Jamie Wellett and Jasmine Wellet.

Cross Country is represented by Kiah Becker, Paige Bodine, Allison Hoop and Rafel Vega.

Last year, 18 GRCC student-athletes earned national academic honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association. Those honors are based on the full academic year and will be announced in July.

Grand Rapids Community College has been offering educational opportunities in West Michigan for more than 100 years. Established in 1914, the college offers degree courses, certification and training programs, and workshops and personal enrichment classes. Offerings are held on GRCC’s downtown Grand Rapids campus, and at several locations throughout Kent and Ottawa counties, as well as through distance learning.



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