Hill College student-athletes recognized regionally for academic achievements

  Jessyca Brown
  Monday, May 24, 2021 8:10 AM

Hillsboro, TX

Forty-two sophomore Hill College student-athletes, at least one from each of the college’s eight sports teams, were named to the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (NTJCAC) All-Academic team for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Each recipient completed three semesters of college work with a minimum of 36 hours of courses that lead to a degree all while maintaining an accumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher. The student-athlete also must have participated in a least one season on the varsity level and lettered in one or more sports.

“At Hill College, we demand a lot from our athletes on the field and court, but we are just as excited with their success in the classroom,” said Hill College Athletic Director Paul Brown. “Our student athletes are recruited to play a particular sport, but their success at college still boils down to how well they have succeeded with their coursework. We are super pumped with the number of academically successful students that we have every year at Hill College.”

This year’s Hill College NTJCAC All-Academic Team athletes include:

Rodeo: Brice Meyers, Caxton Martin, Dannion Gallagher, Kaitlyn Burkham and Tim Murphy

Volleyball: Taylor Skrzycki, Camryn Specia and Soleil Trejo

Softball: Kristin Gutierrez and Hannah Spring

Women’s Soccer: Haylie Beard, Jordan Edwards, Evan Melton, Valerie Rodriguez and Karaline Wiley

Men’s Soccer: Risa Yamada, Teddy Ntambua, Ricardo Castillo Solis, Koki Kamizono and Matthew Pham

Men’s Basketball: Chase Lane

Women’s Basketball: Jada Williams, Tyquanna Ross, Andreea Mancha, Jasmine Bailey and Kertisa Amos

Baseball: Mike Brinton, Cade Stapleton, Asher Finke, Scout Sangers, Carson Hawks, Reese Miller, Kade Hunter, Kade Brewer, Austin King, Preston King, Kyle Mosley, Conner Jackson, Carson Ogilvie, Anthony Ferrante, Jake Johnson and Daniel Wilbanks

NTJCAC is a junior college athletic conference sponsored by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).