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:
|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|
|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|