Macon, GA – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recently announced the 2020-21 Academic Teams of the Year. Despite circumstances due to COVID-19, NJCAA student-athletes flourished in the classroom as 820 teams earned at least a 3.0 GPA or better.
For the second-consecutive year, the CGTC women’s basketball program has been recognized as an NJCAA Academic Team of the Year. The Lady Titans earned a 3.55 GPA for the 2020-21 academic year, the ninth-highest GPA in the NJCAA for women’s basketball.
Being named an NJCAA Academic Team of the Year for the first time in program history, the CGTC men’s basketball program boasted a 3.57 GPA. The team GPA was the second-highest for men’s basketball in the Association for the academic year.
Adding to this year’s success on the course after being named the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) men’s cross country champions, the CGTC men’s cross country team also earned NJCAA Academic Team of the Year honors with a 3.26 GPA. The team GPA was the tenth-highest for men’s cross country in the Association for the academic year.
2020-2021 marks the first time in program history that multiple CGTC athletic programs have earned NJCAA Academic Team of the Year honors in the same year.
In addition to receiving team accolades, sixteen CGTC student-athletes were named to NJCAA All-Academic Teams. To receive this recognition, student-athletes must have achieved an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher for the 2020-21 academic year. The criteria for the three all-academic teams is as follows:
NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA
NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA
NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA
The sixteen CGTC student-athletes who received all-academic team honors for the 2020-21 academic year are:
NJCAA All-Academic First Team
Shalom Osoba | Freshman | Men’s Basketball
Justin Spencer | Freshman | Men’s Basketball
NJCAA All-Academic Second Team
Juanisha Black | Sophomore |Women’s Basketball
Joshua Flores | Freshman | Men’s Cross Country
Avanna Preston | Sophomore | Women’s Basketball
Montavious Terrell | Sophomore |Men’s Basketball
Mikyla Woods | Sophomore | Women’s Basketball
NJCAA All-Academic Third Team
Luis Alvarado | Freshman | Men’s Cross Country
Tamira Anderson | Sophomore | Women’s Basketball
Brandon Bill | Freshman | Men’s Cross Country
Andrew Bos | Sophomore | Men’s Cross Country
Dynesha Brown | Sophomore | Women’s Basketball
Sadaja Price | Sophomore | Women’s Basketball
Truitt Spencer | Sophomore | Men’s Basketball
Mark Vance Jr. | Freshman | Men’s Basketball
Errol White | Freshman | Men’s Basketball
“We are extremely proud of the academic success achieved by our student-athletes. These honors are evidence of their commitment to excelling in the classroom, as well as in their respective sport,” said Cambri Steadman, CGTC director of athletics. “While these awards recognize our student-athletes and athletic programs, these accomplishments are not possible without the continued support of the CGTC administration, faculty, and staff members. The sense of pride in earning these accolades is shared throughout the entire College community.”
For a complete list of NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year and All-Academic award winners, visit www.njcaa.org.
About CGTC Athletics:
CGTC is proud to have an intercollegiate athletics program that features Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Cross Country. The teams are members of the Division I National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA).
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