Wolfpack Place Conference-High 27 on WPCC All-Academic Teams

Wolfpack Place Conference-High 27 on WPCC All-Academic Teams

YOUNGWOOD, Pa. - The Westmoreland County Community College athletic teams were well represented when the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) released its 2019 Fall All-Academic Team members Thursday, as the Wolfpack had a conference-leading 27 student-athletes earn recognition.

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 conference-leading 27 members on the All-Academic list, 17 Wolfpack student-athletes earned High Honors, also tops in the WPCC. Included in that total were 10 Wolfpack student-athletes who earned a perfect 4.0 during the fall semester. Leading the Westmoreland teams on the list was the women's cross country. In addition to winning the WPCC and Region XX championships and earning a program-best sixth place finish at NJCAA Championships, the women's cross country team had eight student-athletes earn a spot on the list, including four with 4.0 GPAs.

The most on the Academic team from a Westmoreland men's program was the men's basketball team with six total. That was followed by the men's golf team, who placed four on High Honors, including three with a perfect 4.0 GPA, and four on the volleyball team. Completing the list were three from the women's basketball program and two from the men's cross country team.

Led by their large number of student-athletes on the Academic lists, the women's cross country team posted a 3.31 team GPA, while the men's golf team earned a 3.17 team GPA. 

Overall for the conference, 79 student-athletes were recognized, including 50 on High Honors list and 20 with 4.0 GPAs for the semester. Below is a list of the Wolfpack student-athletes who were recognized as 2019 WPCC Fall All-Academic honorees:

High Honors

Name Honors Year Sport Hometown/High School
Jenn Baldwin High Honors Fr. W. Cross Country Alverton, Pa./Southmoreland 
Brooke Bertovich High Honors Fr. W. Cross Country Smock, Pa./Uniontown
Morgan Brown High Honors Fr. Volleyball Scottdale, Pa./Southmoreland
Tyler Diggs High Honors Fr. M. Basketball Hanover Twp., Pa./Hanover
Abby Dorogi High Honors Fr. W. Cross Country Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant
Anthony Fannie High Honors Fr. M. Golf Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe
Chelsey Gasparovic High Honors Fr. W. Cross Country North Huntington, Pa./Norwin
Zach Hartmann High Honors So. M. Golf Blairsville, Pa./Blairsville
Julia Jumper High Honors So. Volleyball/W. Golf Greensburg, Pa./Home Schooled
Olivia Jumper High Honors So. W. Cross Country Greensburg, Pa./Home Schooled
Mackenzie Markle High Honors Fr. W. Basketball Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe
Cam McKinney High Honors Fr. M. Basketball Dothan, Ala./Rehobeth
Scott Meck High Honors So. M. Cross Country Central City, Pa./Shade
Ciera Mercurio High Honors Fr. W. Cross Country New Alexandria, Pa./Franklin Regional
Hunter Miller High Honors Fr. M. Golf Greensburg, Pa./PA Cyber School
Jared Valenti High Honors Fr. M. Basketball Westmoreland City, Pa./Norwin
Chayce Zoppetti High Honors Fr. M. Golf Latrobe, Pa./Greater Latrobe

Honors

Name Honors Year Sport Hometown/High School
Dylan Bubarth Honors Fr. M. Basketball Connellsville, Pa./Connellsville
Dakota Cochran Honors Fr. W. Cross Country Ruffs Dale, Pa./Yough
Brooke Gillum Honors Fr. W. Basketball Mount Pleasant, Pa./Southmoreland
Hannah Hempfield Honors So. W. Basketball Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant Area
Travis McCoy Honors Fr. M. Basketball/MXC Hundred, W.Va./ Hundred
Dan McQuaide Honors Fr. M. Basketball Oil City, Pa./Cranberry
Nathan Miller Honors Fr. M. Cross Country N. Cambria, Pa./Penns Manor
Natalie Naponic Honors Fr. W. Cross Country Greensburg, Pa./Norwin
Jaquelynn Thompson Honors Fr. Volleyball Greensburg, Pa./Commonwealth Charter Acad.
Kelly White Honors Fr. Volleyball Trafford, Pa./Penn Trafford