Will Jones Earns the Superior Academic Achievement Award
The NJCAA announced the recipients of the 2014-15 Academic Student-Athleties Awards Wednesday morning. Will Jones, a pitcher for the Roughrider baseball team, achieved the Superior Academic Achievement for his efforts in the classroom these past two years.
From the NJCAA:
“During the 2014-15 academic year, the NJCAA saw 58,531 student-athletes compete on 3,461 teams in 28 different sports. A record 3.31 percent of individuals competing in the association qualified for an academic award which is only available to student-athletes that have accumulated at least 45 semester credit hours or 60 quarter credit hours with a minimum of a 3.60 grade-point average.
Below is a listing of the three NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards with the qualifying grade-point average for each honor:
Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA
Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA
Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: 3.60-3.79 GPA
The Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence was presented to a record 185 student-athletes that earned a 4.0 grade-point average. There were 741 qualifiers for the Superior Academic Achievement Award, while 1,110 individuals claimed the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award.” http://www.njcaa.org/newsArticle.cfm?articleId=24785