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Highland athletes receive Academic All-American recognition

The tradition of high-quality student-athletes participating in Cougar athletic programs continued in 2017-2018. Twelve Highland Community College student-athletes were named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-American teams.


Receiving first team honors with a GPA of 4.0 are:


Matthew Pfeiffer, men’s bowling, Freeport

Makenzie Robieson, volleyball and softball, Orangeville


Receiving second team honors with a GPA of 3.80-3.99 are:


Emily Suiter, women’s bowling, Mount Carroll

Hallie Nauman, volleyball, Amboy

Seongsoo (Austin) Park, golf, South Korea

Kelsey Bollon, softball, Orangeville


Receiving third team honors with a GPA of 3.60-3.79 are:


Brandon Brown, baseball, Elizabeth

Allison Weegens, volleyball, Lena

Courtney Haas, volleyball, Stockton

Lauren Cramer, softball, Dakota

Kylie Fransen, softball, Freeport

Daniel Duda, men’s bowling, Freeport


Brandon Brown and Seongsoo (Austin) Park are repeat NJCAA Academic All Americans. More information can be found by visiting:

or contacting the Athletic Department at 815-599-3465.