Student-athletes named to AD’s Academic List for Fall 2023

Black Hawk College Braves Athletics logoStudent-athletes from all eight Black Hawk College teams have been named to the Athletic Director’s Academic List for achieving a 3.25 GPA or higher during the Fall 2023 semester.

The 68 student-athletes on the list represent 49% of BHC players. To qualify for the list, student-athletes must be taking at least 12 credit hours.

The softball team had the highest percentage of players on the list – 73% of the team achieved a 3.25 GPA or higher for the semester.

Next was the golf team with 69% then the baseball team with 52% of players on the list.

“This is the largest percentage yet. Almost half of our student-athletes have earned a spot on this list,” said Arnie Chavera, BHC athletic director.

“They deserve to be recognized for their commitment and hard work, as this class has raised the bar,” he said.

The student-athletes are listed by their hometowns. All hometowns are in Illinois unless otherwise noted.

  • Andalusia – Nolan Thomas, golf
  • Ankeny, IA – Thomas DeBrower, baseball
  • Bartonville – Anistyn Connor, softball
  • Batavia – Kevin Niedzwiedz, baseball
  • Belleville – Darien Singleton, men’s basketball
  • Bloomington – Jake Morrill, baseball and Colin Karr, baseball
  • Canton – Alexis (Lexie) Shaw, softball
  • Chicureo, Chile – Lucas Nunez, men’s soccer
  • Clinton, IA – Paige Zaehringer, softball; Reice McCormick, softball; and Shannon Kenneavy, volleyball
  • Coal Valley – Conner Schimmel, baseball; Zach Holton, baseball; and Talen Butler, men’s soccer
  • Davenport, IA – Bailey Emery, softball and Aniah Smith women’s basketball
  • Decatur – Joey Young, baseball
  • DeWitt, IA – Carter Drury, golf
  • East Moline – Isaac Graf, baseball; Karina Castaneda-Villalpando, women’s basketball; Ahamereah Trevino, women’s soccer; and Madison Gordon, women’s soccer
  • Forsyth – Megan Holub, softball
  • Fort Dodge, IA – Eli Elsbecker, baseball
  • Galesburg – Beau Honeycutt, baseball and Carson Hopping, golf
  • Geneseo – Katelynn Emerick, softball; Jaelyn Lambin, softball; Samuel Robinson, golf; Mason Steinert, golf; and Johnna Fulcher, women’s soccer
  • Gridley – Mac Raymer, baseball
  • Hampton – Chassity Colburn, women’s soccer
  • Kissimmee, FL – Adrian Selles, baseball
  • LaSalle – Mason Lynch, baseball
  • Macomb – Nolan Kerr, men’s basketball
  • Milan – Major Chisholm, golf; Abigyle Gerdes, volleyball; and Kate Mayerhofer, women’s soccer
  • Moline – Macy Walston, softball; Collin Ducey, men’s soccer; Jacob Remaly, men’s soccer; and Vivian Veto, women’s soccer
  • Muscatine, IA – Miles Melendez, men’s soccer
  • North St. Paul, MN – LaKesha Thomas, women’s basketball
  • Orion – Quinn Hoftender, baseball; Ava Terry, softball; and Cole Kimball, men’s soccer
  • Pekin – Ashley Davis, softball; Hailee Irby, softball; and Ella Sundberg, softball
  • Port Byron – Parker Friant, golf
  • Princeton – Isabella (Isa) Ibarra, softball
  • Rock Island – Stevie Dillender, baseball; Drew Clark, softball; Zack Beckman, men’s soccer; and Alejandro Torres, men’s soccer
  • Sherrard – Cole Kratzberg, baseball
  • South Elgin – Chloe Kmiec, women’s basketball
  • Split, Croatia – Ivan Vukusic, men’s basketball
  • Sycamore – Olivia King, softball
  • Taylor Ridge – Hanna Rusk, volleyball
  • Tiskilwa – Emma Kruse-Carter, women’s soccer
  • Tuscola – Colton Musgrave, baseball
  • West Branch, IA – Ava Finley, volleyball
  • Woodhull – Hannah Maher, women’s basketball
  • Zadar, Croatia – Lovre Stanovic, men’s basketball
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