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Twelve Highland Cougar student-athletes named Academic All Americans

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Based on academic excellence, a dozen Highland Community College student-athletes have been honored as NJCAA All-Academic American recipients. For student-athletes to qualify for this prestigious award, they must maintain a minimum 3.60 GPA.

“We are very proud of our Highland Cougar student-athletes who have earned NJCAA All-Academic honors. They continue to excel in the classroom, competition, and in the community,” said Director of Athletics Pete Norman. “Our coaches work hard to develop well-rounded student-athletes, and they deserve recognition for their efforts as well. It takes hard work, teamwork, and dedication to be a successful student-athlete. Congratulations to our Cougar student-athletes and coaches.”

Honorees for each tier of the NJCAA All-Academic American recognitions are listed below.

NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA

Alena Asche (Pecatonica), Volleyball and Women’s Basketball

Brandon Hill (Shorewood), Men’s Basketball

Meredith Janssen (Shannon), Women’s Basketball

Karlie Krogman (Forreston), Women’s Basketball
Allan Peterson (Rock City), Golf

Lucia Pinto Martin (Zamora, Spain), Women’s Basketball

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80 – 3.99 GPA

Stephan Gabriel (Irvington, N.J.), Men’s Basketball – 3.88 GPA

Kierra Schulz (Lena), Softball and Women’s Basketball – 3.90 GPA

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60 – 3.79 GPA

Alexander Cortez (South Beloit), Golf – 3.67 GPA

Paige Middendorf (East Dubuque), Volleyball – 3.75 GPA

Timber Oakes (Orangeville), Softball – 3.60 GPA

Nicholas Panoske (Davis), Golf – 3.61 GPA

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