Winning an athletic championship is an amazing accomplishment, but it is only part of being a student-athlete. The time that each student-athlete commits in the classroom, with their studies and their sport is exceptional, especially while in season. Quite a few Union County College student-athletes have achieved success in both academics and athletics during the 2014 spring semester.
Newly implemented for the 2013/2014 athletic year was a structured academic program for the student-athletes called Owl’s Training Camp. The program was designed to increase the academic performance for all student-athletes at Union County College. Throughout the fall semester, 23% of the student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.0 or better. With the continuation of the Owl’s Training Camp, 35% of student-athletes earned a GPA of 3.0 or better for the spring semester, which was an increase of 12% from the fall semester.
Congratulations to all of the following student-athletes for their academic performances!
Region XIX Academic All-Region - 3.25 GPA or better:Ismail Abdul-Wahid - Baseball Taurai Augustin - Track & Field John Belt - Baseball Joe Broccoli - Golf Kianna Burrell - Volleyball Sergio Delgado - Baseball Najee Durant - Men’s Basketball Andy Etienne - Men’s Basketball Lena Fagan Nelson - Volleyball Kyle Floyd - Men’s Lacrosse Walter Franco - Men’s Soccer Jonathan Gribbin - Baseball Kevin Kolesar - Baseball Armando Lizardo - Men’s Soccer Carl Lohier - Men’s Soccer Daniel Lopez - Men’s Soccer Diego Lopes - Men’s Soccer Johnny Naranjo - Men’s Soccer James Odonnell - Baseball James O’Rourke - Baseball Robert Pons - Baseball Petra Semelova - Cross Country David Walinger - Golf Brianda Williams - Women’s Basketball
Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) Academic All-Conference - 3.0 GPA or better:Jumanne Butler-McDaniel - Men’s Basketball Dayron Caldwell - Men’s Basketball Maria Campodonico - Women’s Soccer Lanyse Castro - Volleyball Rafael Custodio - Men’s Lacrosse Chris Dorvius - Men’s Lacrosse Aniyah Evans - Volleyball Kevin Fitzsimmons - Golf CJ Francisco - Men’s Lacrosse Shane King - Track & Field Aliyah Muhammad - Women’s Basketball Diana Munoz - Women’s Soccer Richard Ortiz - Men’s Soccer Talia Pena Marin - Women’s Soccer Josh Posluszny - Men’s Lacrosse Frantznel Relus - Men’s Soccer Angelly Victoria - Volleyball Ashley Ward - Cross Country