Eight RCTC Students Earn NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards
Rochester Community and Technical College is proud to announce eight student-athletes have been recognized by National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for its 2015-2016 Academic Student-Athlete Awards. Honoring academic performance throughout each individual’s collegiate career, there are three classifications of the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards based on the following cumulative GPA qualifications:
Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence: 4.00 GPA
Superior Academic Achievement Award: 3.80-3.99 GPA
Exemplary Academic Achievement Award: 3.60-3.79 GPA
Brandon Bergene, a Southland High School graduate, played as a freshman on RCTC’s golf team. Brandon received NJCAA’s Superior Academic Achievement Award.
Callie Hanley, a native of Dover, MN, was a setter on RCTC’s NJCAA National Championship Volleyball team in 2015-2016. Callie received NJCAA’s Exemplary Academic Achievement Award for her off the court academic performance.
A native of Minnetonka, Nicolas Rooney, was quarterback for RCTC’s state championship football team. Nick received NJCAA’s Exemplary Academic Achievement Award. In addition, Nick was named to first-team All-America by the NJCAA in football and set three national records and multiple college records while playing at RCTC.
Tyler Vogt is from Owatonna, Minnesota and was a member of RCTC’s wrestling team in 2015-2016. Tyler received NJCAA’s Exemplary Academic Achievement Award. In addition, Tyler was the Minnesota College Athletic Conference (MCAC) Champion and a National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) national qualifier.
About the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards
Formerly known as NJCAA Academic All-America honors, the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards program has annually recognized the academic success of the association’s student-athletes since the program’s inception in 1983. Nominations are submitted by each student-athlete’s respective institution.