The NJCAA recognized 22 Moraine Valley student-athletes with the 2021-22 All-Academic Team Award while the men's tennis team earned Academic Team of the Year.
NJCAA All-Academic Team student-athletes must have a 3.6 GPA or higher after completing at least 24 credits and participate in the college's sport for at least one season. All-Academic First Team athletes have a 4.0 GPA, Second Team has a 3.8 to 3.99 GPA and Third Team has a 3.6 to 3.79 GPA. Moraine Valley athletes who received this honor are:
First Team- golfer Jack McDonald; soccer player Sarah Hughes; and tennis players Ali Amer and Martin Gawron
Second Team- basketball players Mary Chronopoulou, Maggie Manthey, Taanisa Muhammad, Nathan Purcell and Katchie Savic; soccer players Emma Ahern and Alyssa Froylan; tennis players Matt Bednar and Lucas Skowyra; volleyball players Nicole Ramirez and Julia Stefanon
Third Team- runner Nicholas Cunico; soccer players Aoife Finn and Tristan Kelly; softball player Kara Riordan; tennis players James Coan, Nada Hinnawi and Hannah Markiewicz
Men's tennis earned the Academic Team of the Year award for having a cumulative 3.43 GPA. It was among 1,061 teams across the country that had a 3.0 GPA or higher for the academic year.
"I'm very happy, but not surprised, at the high academic achievements our student-athletes have reached this past year. They work hard in the classroom and at their sport, and it shows. They represent the best Moraine Valley has to offer and are given the best support by our incredible Athletics staff who help recreate this success every year," said Bill Finn, Athletics director.