Student Athletes, Teams earn NWAC Academic Recognition

Eight basketball student-athletes at Linn-Benton Community College earned individual academic honors from the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) and both teams as a whole posted team grade point averages of at least 3.0.

Four student-athletes each from the men's and women's Roadrunner basketball programs earned NWAC all-Academic honors:

Women's Basketball honors went to Ashlie Collins, Megan Ely, Kalli Frieze and Jhana Lane.

Men's Basketball honors went to Everett Brandt, Riley Davis, Matthew Ismay and Taylor Jensen.

Additionally, Davis was named to the men's NWAC all-Defensive team, and freshman Amyr Lowe earned the women’s NWAC all-Defensive team honor.

Both basketball programs posted team grade point averages of at least 3.0: the women's program boasts a cumulative GPA of 3.07; the men's program posted a 3.0 GPA.

The Roadrunner volleyball program posted the highest GPA for the athletics department with a 3.33 team average. The average of all four Roadrunner teams' GPA’s is 3.03.

On average, student-athletes outperform the general student body at LBCC by more than four-tenths of a grade point (3.0 / 2.57) in the most recent two-year cohort.

Academic performance is one of seven key performance metrics that are tracked by LBCC and the Athletics Department. Other key metrics include retention, academic progress, completion of core courses, graduation and successful transfer.

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About LBCC Athletics: Linn-Benton Community College offers four intercollegiate sport programs; baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball. LBCC athletic teams compete in the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC). LBCC is committed to providing quality experiences for students looking to further their academic and athletic careers.