Academic Honors for Athletes


Three out of the five Kalamazoo Valley Community College athletic teams and 19 players received National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Academic Honors for the 2017-18 school year.

The volleyball, softball and baseball teams all had an overall team GPA of 3.0 or higher, with the volleyball team earning a 3.23 GPA, the softball team averaging a 3.44 GPA and the baseball team’s overall GPA was 3.01.

Nineteen student-athletes earned NJCAA All-Academic awards for having 3.60 or higher GPAs.Four athletes were named to the First Team for earning a perfect 4.0 GPA, seven made Second Team with GPAs between 3.80-3.99 and eight made Third Team for GPAs of 3.60-3.79.

Additionally, 38 student-athletes received Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) All-Academic Awards for 2017-18 for earning 3.0 or higher GPAs.

“It was another notable year for Kalamazoo Valley student-athlete academic performance,” said Athletic Director Russ Panico. “I am confident that next year our student athletes will continue to excel in the classroom and on the field.”

This article was posted on 05/25/2018.