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Two Archers Earn NJCAA Academic Honors
June 25, 2014
Two St. Louis Community College players earned 2013-14 Academic Student-Athlete Awards from the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Sophomores Yakcob Brown and Kalah Martin each received an Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.
Brown, a forward/midfielder on the men’s soccer team, compiled a 3.78 grade-point average (on a scale of 4.0). He tallied one assist for a team that scored just 11 goals in 19 games last season.
Martin, whose GPA was 3.65, was the second-leading scorer for the women’s basketball team, averaging 14.6 points per game. Martin accepted a full scholarship to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
In 2013-14, more than 1,600 student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors, which included the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale), Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 to 3.99 on a 4.00 scale), and Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale). Nearly 60,000 student-athletes competed in the NJCAA across 3,500 teams in 28 different sports.
The 2013-14 academic year marks the 31st consecutive season the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983. The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards were previously known as NJCAA Academic All-America honors.