QC Campus student-athletes win academic, athletic awards

Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Campus student-athletes recently earned the following awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

NJCAA Academic All-American individual awards – Eleven student-athletes were honored this year. Previously the most BHC student-athletes honored in one year was eight.

NJCAA Academic All-American Banner Award winners (45 credits or more with a 3.60 GPA or higher)

  • Men’s golf
    Keil Huber, Bettendorf, IA
    Hagen LePard, Pontiac, IL
    Kevin Wolak, Geneseo, IL
  • Women’s volleyball and basketball
    Courtney Cobert, Erie, IL
  • Women’s volleyball
    Morgan Ripperger, Davenport, IA
  • Women’s basketball
    Destiny Brown, Davenport, IA
  • Men’s baseball
    Kevin O’Keeffe, Moline, IL
    Logan Burke, Davenport, IA
    Cameron Powell, Bourbonnais, IL
  • Women’s softball
    Amanda Bowen, Dunlap, IL
    Dana Otten, Washington, IL

NJCAA Academic All-American Freshman Award winners (24 credits or more with a 3.60 GPA or higher)

  • Men’s golf
    Keil Huber, Bettendorf, IA
    Dennis Bell, Davenport, IA
  • Women’s volleyball
    Madison DeVoss, East Moline, IL
  • Women’s basketball
    Baylee Burkland, East Moline, IL
  • Men’s baseball
    Luke Bukowski, Boulder, CO
  • Women’s softball
    Alexis VenHuizen, Rock Island, IL
    Kara Keppy, Port Byron, IL

NJCAA Team Academic Awards – Nominations included all grades (excluding remedial) for all players.

  • Women’s softball – 3.39 GPA
  • Men’s golf – 3.29 GPA
  • Women’s volleyball – 3.26 GPA
  • Women’s basketball – 3.25 GPA

Arrowhead Conference All-Conference

  • Men’s baseball – Jonathan De La Cruz (infield, Houston, TX), Anthony Smith (infield, Conroe, TX), Ricky Urbano (catcher, Houston, TX), Dan Hlad (pitcher, Midlothian, IL) and Joe Fredrickson (pitcher, Tinley Park, IL)
  • Men’s golf – Joe Hanlin (3rd All-Conference, Byron, IL), Dennis Reedy (4th All-Conference, Byron, IL), Hagen LePard (5th All-Conference, Pontiac, IL) and Ryan Hurley (6th All-Conference, Sterling, IL)

Arrowhead Conference Academic All-Conference – Earn a 3.0 GPA or higher during the 2015-2016 academic season.

  • Women’s volleyball – Courtney Cobert (Erie, IL), Elizabeth Culliton (Bettendorf, IA), Madison DeVoss (East Moline, IL), Katherine Fringer (Prophetstown, IL), Megan Groves (Port Byron, IL), Claire Halverson (Moline, IL), Morgan Ripperger (Davenport, IA) and Helen Wiborg (Milan, IL)
  • Women’s basketball – Shelby Adams (Prophetstown, IL), Destiny Brown (Davenport, IA), Baylee Burkland (East Moline, IL), Courtney Cobert (Erie, IL), Hannah Ford (Moline, IL), Elizabeth Frye (Sherrard, IL) and Emily Lower (Aledo, IL)
  • Women’s softball – Taylor Altemeier, Amanda Bowen (Dunlap, IL), Caitlin DeWitte (Rock Island, IL), Alyssa Dial (Edelstein, IL), Emily Hoffman (Rock Island, IL), Kara Keppy (Port Byron, IL), Dana Otten (Washington, IL), Julia Thomer (Rock Island, IL), Alexis VenHuizen (Rock Island, IL), Taylor Wainwright (Port Byron, IL) and Paige Walker (Moline, IL)
  • Men’s golf – Dennis Bell (Davenport, IA), Joseph Hanlin (Byron, IL), Keil Huber (Bettendorf, IA), Hagen LePard (Pontiac, IL), Dennis Reedy (Byron, IL) and Kevin Wolak (Geneseo, IL)
  • Men’s basketball – Raymond Terronez and Michael Terronez (both East Moline, IL)
  • Men’s baseball – Luke Bukowski, (Boulder, CO), Jacob Clark (Lee’s Summit, MO), Joseph Fredrickson (Tinley Park, IL), Gunnar Haskins (East Moline, IL), Daniel Hlad (Midlothian, IL), Dakota Johnson (East Moline, IL), Quest Mock (Beaumont, TX), Kevin O’Keefe (Moline, IL), Cameron Powell (Bourbonnais, IL), Ethan Roberts (Pineville, LA) and Matthew Strzelczyk (Tinley Park, IL)

All-Region IV – Baseball

  • First Team – Dan Hlad (pitcher, Midlothian, IL) and Jonathan De La Cruz (infield, Houston, TX)
  • Player of the Year – Jonathan De La Cruz (infield, Houston, TX)

NJCAA Athletic All-American for Baseball 2016

  • Jonathan De La Cruz – Honorable Mention (infield, Houston, TX)


Last updated 6/29/2016

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