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Lake Land College’s Board of Trustees recognizes student athletes

The Lake Land College Board of Trustees recently heard the annual Athletic Department Honors for the 2012-2013 school year, and commended the student athletes for their dedication to their sports and academics. 

For 2013, Lady Laker basketball, volleyball and softball were named NJCAA Academic All-American Teams, which requires a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The cumulative GPA for all student athletes for 2012-2013 was 3.07 and 55 percent of the student athletes achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 

Additionally, the softball team was recognized for bringing home the NJCAA Division I Region 24 Tournament Title for the third straight year in a row, the Great Rivers Athletic Conference Title for the second year in a row, and placing fifth in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. Additionally head softball coach, Nic Nelson was awarded with the titles of NJCAA Division I Region 24 Coach of the Year and Great Rivers Athletic Conference Coach of the Year.  

Season records for each team are as follows:

Softball: 53-7;

Women’s Basketball: 25-8;

Volleyball: 25-12;

Men’s Basketball: 19-12; and

Baseball: 10-30.

 

Additionally, these student athletes received the following awards:

Volleyball:

Jevelyn Williams, Muncie, Ind: NJCAA All Region XXXIV Team; Great Rivers Athletic Conference 1st Team; Great Rivers Athletic Conference 1st Team; and Kankakee All-Tournament Team

Anagila Silva, Suzano, Brazil: NJCAA All Region XXXIV Team; NJCAA All GRAC Player of the Year; Great Rivers Athletic Conference 1st Team; AVCA All American 2nd Team; NJCAA All American 2nd Team, and Vincennes Tournament MVP

Naomi Gray, Effingham: Great Rivers Athletic Conference 2nd Team and Kankakee All-Tournament Team

Michaela Montgomery, Casey: Great Rivers Athletic Conference 2nd Team 

Women’s Basketball:

Shelby Kohrmann, Breese: NJCAA All-Region 1st Team and Great Rivers Athletic Conference All-Academic Team

Lauren Bogle, Brocton: NJCAA All-Region 1st Team and NJCAA All-American 3rd Team

Whitney Goddon, Mattoon: Great Rivers Athletic Conference All-Academic Team

 

Men’s Basketball:

Devin Carter, Champaign: Great Rivers Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year and NJCAA All-Region 24 1st Team 

Harold McBride Jr., Bronx, N. Y: NJCAA All-Region 24 1st Team

Logan Carson, DuQuoin: NJCAA All-Region 24 2nd Team

 

Softball:

Krisit Belshe, Honolulu: National Fastpitch Coaches Association 2013 NJCAA Division I All-Americans, first team; NJCAA Division I National Tournament All-Tournament Team; NJCAA Division I 1st Team All-American; 2013 NJCAA Division I All Region 24 Team, outfielder; Great Rivers Athletic All Conference Team; and Great Rivers Athletic Conference MVP

Kayla Kirkpatrick, Bethalto: National Fastpitch Coaches Association 2013 NJCAA Division I All-Americans, second team; Great Rivers Athletic All Conference Team; and 2013 NJCAA Division I All Region 24 Team, pitcher

Skyler Woods, Beecher: National Fastpitch Coaches Association 2013 NJCAA Division I All-Americans, third team; and 2013 NJCAA Division I All Region 24 Team, infielder

Rachel Keller, Bethalto: National Fastpitch Coaches Association 2013 NJCAA Division I All-Americans, third team

Emily Bishop, Marshall: NJCAA Division I Region 24 Tournament MVP

Melanie Steer, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada: NJCAA Division I Region 24 All-Tournament Team and Great Rivers Athletic All Conference Team

Cherise Boyd, Casey: NJCAA Division I Region 24 All-Tournament Team

Rebecca Paterson, Matherville: NJCAA Division I Region 24 All-Tournament Tea

Katie Watson, Louisville, Ky.: NJCAA Division I Region 24 All-Tournament Team

Alexandria Smith, East Peoria:  2013 NJCAA Division I All Region 24 Team, pitcher; Great Rivers Athletic All Conference Team; and Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year 

 

To learn more about Lake Land College Athletics, visit: http://www.lakeland.cc.il.us/athletics/index.cfm. 

 

Cutline: Presenting the Lake Land College Board of Trustees with the NJCAA Division I Region 24 Tournament Title plaque are members of the Lady Laker softball team. Pictured in the front row, from left are: Jonathan Bullock, president of Lake Land College; Emily Bishop, Marshall; Cherise Boyd, Casey; Whitney Fox, Shelbyville; and Mike Sullivan, chairman of the board. In the back row, from left are: Carl Hart, Bruce Owen, Kolten Postin, student trustee; Doris Reynolds; Bob Luther; and Gary Cadwell. 

 



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