41 San Jacinto College student-athletes receive academic honors

07.14.2016 | By Calyn Hoerner

PASADENA, Texas – This year San Jacinto College saw 41 student-athletes across six sports recognized for academic success.

“We believe our push to make our players academically accountable is paying off,” said Jeffrey Pearce, academic success coordinator on the San Jacinto College Central Campus. “We are seeing more student-athletes on the Dean’s List each semester and our overall team GPAs are climbing. The players have dedicated themselves to academic advancement and are graduating. They are prepared to take their San Jacinto College degree to the university level to complete their education.”

Dean’s List, Fall 2015

·      Jarod Bayless, Baseball

·      Aaron Bond, Baseball

·      Donny Diaz, Baseball

·      Dillon Dingles, Baseball

·      Patrick Donaho, Baseball

·      Jorge Fernandez, Baseball

·      Garret Hutson, Baseball

·      Andrew Mahoney, Baseball

·      Hunter McClellan, Baseball

·      Cody Nesbit, Baseball

·      Montana Parsons, Baseball

·      Tanner Schuetz, Baseball

·      Devin Smeltzer, Baseball

·      James Todd, Baseball

·      Husdon Treu, Baseball

·      Shelbi Doherty, Softball

·      Danielle Damian, Softball

·      Isis Rangel, Softball

·      Luis Almedia, Soccer

·      Ricardo Ramos, Soccer

·      Jorge Callejas, Soccer     

·      Miguel Canas, Soccer

·      Elroi Butler, Men’s Basketball

·      Hannah Baker, Volleyball

·      Ines Bawedin, Volleyball

·      Sophia Botsch, Volleyball

·      Byanca Pereira, Volleyball

·      Juel Rayburn, Volleyball

·      Nakia Taylor, Volleyball

·      Kayden Thomas, Volleyball

·      Hannah Westerlage, Volleyball

·     Gabriela Alvarez, Women's Basketball

·     Laneisha Jeans, Women's Basketball

·     Ahziala Wright, Women's Basketball

Dean’s List, Spring 2016

·      Jarod Bayless, Baseball

·      Donny Diaz, Baseball

·      Dillon Dingles, Baseball

·      Patrick Donaho, Baseball

·      Jorge Fernandez, Baseball

·      Andrew Mahoney, Baseball

·      Hunter McClellan, Baseball

·      Cody Nesbit, Baseball

·      Montana Parsons, Baseball

·      Colton Schmidt, Baseball

·      Tanner Schuetz, Baseball

·      Gonzalo Sosa, Baseball

·      James Todd, Baseball

·      Husdon Treu, Baseball

·      Devon Wilson, Baseball

·      Ashley Zapata, Softball

·      Kaylee Ousman, Softball

·      Danielle Damian, Softball

·      Isis Rangel, Soccer

·      Ricardo Ramos, Soccer

·      Antone Jarvis, Soccer

·      Miguel Canas, Soccer

·      Jorden Duffy, Men’s Basketball

·      Ines Bawedin, Volleyball

·      Sophia Botsch, Volleyball

·      Byanca Pereira, Volleyball

·      Juel Rayburn, Volleyball

·      Nakia Taylor, Volleyball

·      Kayden Thomas, Volleyball

·      Hannah Westerlage, Volleyball

NJCAA Academic Honors

Pinnacle Academic Achievement Award (4.00 GPA)

·      Miguel Canas, Soccer

·      Hunter McClellan, Baseball

Superior Academic Achievement (3.80-3.99 GPA)

·      Hannah Baker, Volleyball

·      Ines Bawedin, Volleyball

·      Juel Rayburn, Volleyball

·      Kayden Thomas, Volleyball

Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60-3.79 GPA)

·      Sophia Botsch, Volleyball

·      Nakia Taylor, Volleyball

·      Hannah Westerlage, Volleyball

·      Luis Almeda, Soccer

·      Ricardo Ramos, Soccer

·      Danielle Damian, Softball

·      Patrick Donaho, Baseball

·      Laneisha Jeans, Women’s Basketball

All-Academic Team (combined GPA of 3.0 or better)

·      Volleyball

“Our team not only re-established the connection to advancing to the national tournament among the top 16 teams in the country, but it set the record on academic achievement,” said Sharon Nelson, head volleyball coach and athletic director on the San Jacinto College Central Campus. “Every freshman making the Dean’s List is a great accomplishment. We are proud of the standards we have set and that our players have represented the College in such a positive manner.”

The NJCAA awarded 4,587 athletes with academic honors this year, setting a new NJCAA record. Visit the NJCAA website for a complete listing of the 2015-2016 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award Winners.

For more information about San Jacinto College athletics, visit sanjacsports.com.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit www.sanjac.edu, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.