BHC student-athletes win academic awards for 2019-20

Braves Athletics logoBlack Hawk College student-athletes earned awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for their academic achievements in 2019-20.

Congratulations to these teams and student-athletes!

NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year – Teams must earn a 3.0 GPA or higher for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Women’s basketball – 3.33 GPA
  • Softball – 3.19 GPA
  • Volleyball – 3.11 GPA
  • Golf – 3.01 GPA
  • Baseball – 3.00 GPA

NJCAA All-Academic individual awards – Seventeen student-athletes were honored for GPAs they earned during the 2019-20 school year.

NJCAA All-Academic First Team (4.0 GPA)

  • Brad Niedzwiedz, Batavia HS (IL) – baseball
  • Jessica Stice, Rockridge HS (IL) – women’s basketball
  • Filip Timotija, Bella Vista Prep (Bosnia) – men’s basketball

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team (3.80-3.99 GPA)

  • Anthony Barrios, Alleman HS (IL) – baseball
  • Grayce Gordon, Moline HS (IL) – volleyball
  • Sierra Gregoire, Durant HS (IA) – volleyball
  • Olivia Renken, Farmington Central HS (IL) – softball
  • Madison Whitmore, Fulton HS (IL) – softball

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team (3.60-3.79 GPA)

  • Ely Adams, Pleasant Valley HS (IA) – baseball
  • Grant Baker, South Elgin HS (IL) – baseball
  • Drew Davis, Illini Bluffs HS (IL) – baseball
  • Nolan Griffin, Moline HS (IL) – men’s basketball
  • Sydney Hannam, Canton HS (IL) – women’s basketball
  • Kiir Mabor, Bismarck South HS (ND) – men’s basketball
  • Chris McFarland, Alleman HS (IL) – baseball
  • Madelyn Singley, Midwest Central HS (IL) – women’s basketball
  • Megan Teal, Delavan HS (IL) – women’s basketball
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