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NJCAA Announces AACC Academic Teams, Student-Athletes

July 11, 2011
Sports

      The National Junior College Athletic Association has announced that four Anne Arundel Community College athletic teams and five student-athletes won 2010-2011 academic honors.

      Four AACC teams won 2010-2011 NJCAA All-Academic Team honors: the women’s cross country team, women’s lacrosse team, men’s golf team and women’s soccer team. The women’s lacrosse team achieved a 3.43 GPA, the highest team GPA in that sport, making it a 2010-2011 NJCAA Academic Team of the Year. The women’s lacrosse team are Region 20 and District B champions and ended the season at the national championship in May as runner-up.

      According to the NJCAA, 370 teams met the required minimum GPA of 3.0 to achieve academic team honors. The AACC men’s golf team achieved a 3.36 GPA, the women’s cross country team a 3.30 GPA and the women’s soccer team a 3.24 GPA.

      The NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement went to one AACC student-athlete and Exemplary Academic Achievement Honors to four student-athletes. They were among 1,470 student-athletes who met the NJCAA’s GPA requirements for academic honor recognition.

      The top honor, Superior Academic Achievement, was awarded to Erica McMahon of Adelphi, a dual-sport athlete in women’s cross country and women’s lacrosse. The transfer studies major achieved a 3.94 GPA and in May won the AACC Dean William Evans Award for female scholar-athlete of the year.

      The NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement went to

  • Jenny Ashurst of Greenbelt, a two-sport athlete in women’s lacrosse and women’s soccer who earned a 3.62 GPA. The architecture and interior design major also was co-recipient in May of the AACC Dr. Andrew G. Truxal Award for outstanding female student-athlete for two years of participation and was named to the NJCAA Cross Country 2010 All-Conference team and NJCAA Soccer 2010 All-National and region tournament teams.
  • Marco Caltabiano of Lothian, a business administration major and men’s soccer forward for a 3.62 GPA.
  • Clifford Trey Quinn of Annapolis, a transfer studies major and men’s basketball forward for a 3.74 GPA, he also in May received AACC’s Dr. John S. Laycock Award for male scholar-athlete of the year.
  • Luis Quintero of Severn, a health, fitness and exercise studies major and men’s soccer midfielder for a 3.66 GPA.


About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 53,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 100 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. National and regional award-winning studies can lead to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC celebrates its 50th Anniversary beginning this fall.

About the NJCAA
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering endless athletic and academic opportunities to college students. It is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year over 50,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and nine football bowl games each year. For more visit www.njcaa.org.