KC Athletic Teams & Athletes Honored

Kaskaskia College has announced that its men’s basketball, women’s cross country; men’s tennis; baseball, volleyball, women’s golf, women’s soccer and softball teams have been named to the 2016-17 NJCAA All-Academic Teams.

These players received the Pinnacle Award for having a 4.0 GPA: soccer player Kylee Ledbetter (Carlyle) and Brooke Moll (Perryville, MO); tennis players Daniel Pieplow (Xenia) and Zachary Plocher (Highland); and cross country runners Lucas Probst (Teutoplois) and Taylor Haskenhoff (Freeburg).

Athletes named as NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement Honorees include cross country runners Abby Wroblewski (Radom) and Lauren Jansen (Teutopolis); baseball players Alex Allen (Windsor), Andrew Borries (Teutopolis) and Keegan Anderson (Hoyleton); volleyball players Chelsea Hill (Freeburg), Chloe Beckmann (Bartelso), Courtney Litteken (Trenton), Emily Vahlkamp (Freeburg), Jordi Harre (Nashville), and Lauren Donnewald (Breese); softball players Kelly Barr (Charleston) and Kristen Eversgerd (Carlyle); golfer Lacey McTall (Centralia), soccer player Rachel Hanold (Haupstadt, IN); and tennis player Tanner Massa (St. Jacob).

Students who were awarded the Exemplary Award for Academic Excellence were softball player Allison Lewis (Beckemeyer); golfer Bethany Kunick (Sandoval); volleyball players Breanna Smith (Carlyle) and Natalie Kennett (Albers); baseball players Caleb Boehne (Hoffman), Darren Probst (Teutopolis) and Matt Mersinger (St. Jacob); golfers Jessica Weihe (Hoyleton) and Casey Willenborg (Teutopolis); basketball players Jacob Timmermann (Albers), Ryan Obermeier (Centralia), and Steven Julian (Louisville, KY); softball player Macy Shaffner (Marshall); soccer players Shelby Brandmeyer (Trenton), Makenzie Burgess (Charleston), and Mariah Dunavan (Dix); basketball player Mikala Williams (Sesser) and tennis player Paige Wells (Centralia).