With 11 Westmoreland County Community College student-athletes making their mark, the NJCAA eclipsed a new record by placing 6,656 student-athletes on three academic teams.
Becoming part of an All-Academic team is no easy feat. A student-athlete must achieve an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher for the entire academic year. The criteria for the three All-Academic teams are listed below:
NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA
NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA
NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA
Softball featured the most female representatives on the NJCAA list with 1,273 honorees. The top team represented on the overall list for Westmoreland was the WPCC Championship and District H tournament participant softball team, with six players placing on an All-Academic team. These stand out student-athletes are Chelsi Bartlow, Hope Hixson, Julia Jumper, Maddie Lorince, Megan Monzo and Emily Oswald.
Baseball was the most well-represented sport across the NJCAA, as 1,439 student-athletes earned a spot on one of the three academic teams. Westmoreland added to that total with Nico Cuello and Nate Lamark earning a spot on the list.
Westmoreland also placed members of the golf, basketball and cross-country teams on the list. Of the 11 Wolfpack members that made All-Academic teams, four of them were placed on the first-team, maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA for the entire academic year.
Wolfpack student-athletes continue to break records and win championships all while maintaining an impressive academic standard. Below is a list of the Wolfpack student-athletes who were recognized as 2018-19 All-Academic team members.
|Chelsi Bartlow||Third Team||So.||Cross Country/Softball||New Stanton, Pa./Hempfield Area|
|Jacob Cannon||First Team||Fr.||Golf||California, Pa./Home Schooled|
|Nico Cuello||First Team||Fr.||Baseball||Miami, Florida/Westminster Christian School|
|Garrett Dhans||First Team||Fr.||M. Basketball||Burgettstown, Pa./Burgettstown|
|Hope Hixson||First Team||So.||Softball||Armagh, Pa./United|
|Xavier Johnson||Third Team||So.||M. Basketball||Nassau, Bahamas/Queen's College|
|Julia Jumper||Second Team||Fr.||Bowling/Golf/Softball||Greensburg, Pa./Greensburg Salem|
|Nate Lamark||Third Team||So.||Baseball||Altoona, Pa./Altoona|
|Maddie Lorince||Third Team||Fr.||Softball||Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant Area|
|Megan Monzo||Second Team||Fr.||Softball||Jeannette, Pa./Hempfield Area|
|Emily Oswald||Third Team||So.||Softball||Blairsville, Pa./Blairsville|
By: Megan Monzo, Athletic Department Intern