YOUNGWOOD, Pa. - The Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) released its 2019 Spring All-Academic Award winners Friday and 23 student-athletes from Westmoreland County Community College were recognized.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours of college course work during the term they are nominated; must have a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for Honors and 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for High Honors; and must have participated in a varsity sport during the semester they were nominated.
Of the 23 members on the All-Academic list, 15 Wolfpack student-athletes earned High Honors. That total included six student-athletes who earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring semester. The top team represented on the list for Westmoreland was the WPCC Championship and District H tournament participant softball team, with all 11 players making the list, including eight on High Honors.
Next up for the Wolfpack teams was the baseball team with six, who placed three on High Honors. Tied for third on the list was both the men's basketball and bowling teams with three each, placing four on High Honors. Lastly, men's and women's golf along with the women's bowling team all placed one on the list, with all three combined being high honors.
Overall for the conference, 93 student-athletes were recognized, including 17 with perfect 4.0 GPAs. Below is a list of the Wolfpack student-athletes who were recognized as 2019 WPCC Spring All-Academic honorees:
|Chelsi Bartlow||High Honors||So.||Softball||New Stanton, Pa./Hempfield Area|
|Jacob Cannon||High Honors||Fr.||M. Golf||California, Pa./Home Schooled|
|Nico Cuello||High Honors||Fr.||Baseball||Miami, Florida/Westminster Christian School|
|Garrett Dhans||High Honors||Fr.||M. Basketball||Burgettstown, Pa./Burgettstown|
|Chelsey Frock||High Honors||So.||Softball||Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant Area|
|Zach Hartmann||High Honors||Fr.||M. Bowling||Blairsville, Pa./Blairsville|
|Hope Hixon||High Honors||So.||Softball||Armagh, Pa./United|
|Xavier Johnson||High Honors||So.||M. Basketball||Nassau, Bahamas/Queen's College|
|Julia Jumper||High Honors||Fr.||W. Bowling/Golf/Softball||Greensburg, Pa./Greensburg Salem|
|Nate Lamark||High Honors||So.||Baseball||Altoona, Pa./Altoona|
|Maddie Lorince||High Honors||Fr.||Softball||Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant Area|
|Megan Monzo||High Honors||Fr.||Softball||Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield Area|
|Trevor Nelson||High Honors||So.||M. Bowling/Baseball||West Mifflin, Pa./West Mifflin|
|Emily Oswald||High Honors||So.||Softball||Blairsville, Pa./Blairsville|
|Samantha Poklembo||High Honors||So.||Softball||Youngstown, Pa./Greater Latrobe|
|Zach Bylstone||Honors||Fr.||Baseball||Blairsville, Pa./Derry Area|
|Nolen Ferree||Honors||Fr.||Baseball||Greensburg, Pa./Hempfield Area|
|Josh Gelet||Honors||So.||M. Bowling||Ruffs Dale, Pa./Yough|
|Hannah Hempfield||Honors||So.||Softball||Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant Area|
|Brianna McCully||Honors||So.||Softball||Blairsville, Pa./Blairsville|
|Alexis McKnight||Honors||So.||Softball||Venetia, Pa./Peters Township|
|Aaron Nickelson||Honors||So.||Baseball||Connellsville, Pa./Connellsville|
|Aron Whatule||Honors||Fr.||M. Basketball||Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe|
By: Megan Monzo, Athletic Department Intern