An Outstanding Year for Broward College Student-Athletes
The 2014-2015 school year was a great one for Broward College student-athletes.
Six athletes representing the college’s eight sports teams were recently named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Academic All-America team for 2015. Two of the recipients — women’s soccer players Iris Riveros and Tori Williams — were named recipients of awards for superior academic achievement, for achieving a grade-point average of 3.8 or higher.
The remaining four — baseball players Michael Agis and Austin Langham, soccer player Amy Etchechury and volleyball player Courtney Skinner – were named recipients of awards for exemplary academic achievement, for GPAs of 3.5 orbetter. All recipients were required to complete a minimum of 48 credit hours to be eligible for the honor.
Additionally, those six all-Americans were among 31 athletes who were named to the Florida College System Activities Association All-Academic team, which requires recipients to complete a minimum of 18 credit hours with an overall grade point average of 3.3 or better.
The other recipients of the FCSAA award include: soccer players Danielle Allen,Juliana Castro, Kaila Jones, Shinell McCalla and Susan Vizcaino; men’s soccer players Alejandro Menesses and Juan Vivas; tennis players Samantha Arevalo, Lina Restrepo and Maeva Sanchez; volleyball players Millany Camilo, Melanie Diel and Kimone Ritchie; women’s basketball players Tabitha Gonzalez, Queralt Coll Pradas, Shakela Smith, and Lisa van der Water; softball players Shayla Loudermilk, Amber Mendoza, Michaela Metcalfe and Briana Nieves; and baseball players Rigo Beltran, William Fabra, Rayden Sierra Ogando and Hayden Platt.
Additionally, Maeva Sanchez, in addition to her FCSAA all-state honors also was named recipient of the Vicki Schnurr Scholar Athlete Award for the female tennis player with the best academic average in the state.
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