Tigers Put the "Student" in Student-Athlete

Tigers Put the "Student" in Student-Athlete

MCC Athletics stresses more than being successful on the court or field. With spring grades being finalized, that has never been more evident. As a department, the student-athletes earned a 3.05 GPA this spring.

Grades for both fall and spring semesters were turned into the NJCAA for consideration for Academic All-American recognition as well as consideration for individual sports being named Academic Team of the Year.

Below are the student-athletes who were recognized as Academic All-Americans. In order to be recognized as an Academic All-American, a student must earn at least a 3.6 GPA. There are three teams. Third Team members earned between a 3.6-3.79 GPA. Second Team members earned between a 3.8-3.99 GPA. First Team members earned a perfect 4.0 GPA.


Reece Blay: Council Bluffs, IA – 1st Team

Ryan Carter: Ennis, TX – 1st Team

Nick Hagen: West Burlington, IA – 3rd Team

Diego Almonte: Villa Altagracia, Dominican Republic – 3rd Team

Men's Basketball

Juan Coffi: Barcelona, Spain – 2nd Team

Adrian Molina: Pamplona, Spain – 3rd Team

Edvin Tedesjo: Stockholm, Sweden – 3rd Team

Goran Vidovic: Novi Sad, Serbia – 3rd Team


Juan Camacho: Cordoba, Spain – 2nd Team

Augusto Cunha: Feira de Santona, Brazil – 2nd Team

Rafael Ramos: Sao Paulo, Brazil – 3rd Team

Cesar Mont: Barcelona, Spain – 3rd Team

Evandro Resende: Sao Paulo, Brazil – 2nd Team

Pedro Silva: Brasilia, Brazil – 2nd Team

Leonardo Tomasi: Ciriuma, Brazil – 2nd Team

Aleix Viladot: Encamp, Andorra – 1st Team

As a team, the 2018-2019 soccer team earned a 3.36 for consideration as NJCAA Academic Team of the Year.


Nell Skeath: North Vancouver, British Columbia – 2nd Team


Jelena Dukic: Futog, Serbia – 3rd Team

Marija Egic: Crvenka, Serbia – 3rd Team

Raquel Gonzales: Las Cruces, NM – 2nd Team

Jade Jenkins: Christchurch, New Zealand – 2nd Team

Chiara Mottola: Rome, Italy – 2nd Team

Fauneil Olander: Winside, NE – 3rd Team

Elena Yee: Milford, UT – 1st Team

Tiger Volleyball earned the highest GPA of the MCC athletic programs this year with a 3.62 GPA and are up for consideration for NJCAA Academic Team of the Year.

Women's Basketball

Eva Carballo: Madrid, Spain – 3rd Team

Carla Collado: Barcelona, Spain – 3rd Team

Whitley Ervin: Eaton, CO – 2nd Team

Anna Jaumandreu: Barcelona, Spain – 2nd Team

Laurin Lyons: Grand Junction, IA – 2nd Team

Clara Solsona: Premia de Dalt, Spain – 3rd Team

Lotte van Malsen: Tilburg, Netherlands – 3rd Team

As a team, the 2018-2019 women's basketball team earned a 3.41 for consideration as NJCAA Academic Team of the Year.

Additionally the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference has released the Academic All-Region Awards. There are just two Academic All-Region teams. Second team members achieved a spring GPA of 3.0-3.49 and first team members earned a GPA of 3.5-4.0 In order to be named to an Academic All-Region team, your team must be in season in the spring, so soccer and volleyball team members are not eligible.

This spring, MCC had nine athletes named to the Academic All-Region 2nd Team. They were: Bryce Vinyard (baseball), Jake Everaert (baseball), Jake Medcalf (baseball), Tyler Coleman (baseball), Walter Hernandez (baseball, Clara Solsona (WBB), Eduardo Lane (MBB), Nicolette Dabbs (softball) and Saydee Terrell (softball).

The Tigers also had twenty athletes recognized as Academic All-Region 1st Team. They were: Blake Lindsay (baseball), Diego Almonte (baseball), Eli Bergeron (baseball), Nick Hagen (baseball), Reece Blay (baseball), Ryan Carter (baseball), Tom Josten (baseball), Anna Jaumandreu (WBB), Carla Collado (WBB), Eva Carballo (WBB), Laurin Lyons (WBB), Lotte van Malsen (WBB), Whitley Ervin (WBB), Adrian Molina (MBB), Bassirou Ndiaye (MBB), Juan Coffi (MBB), Myles Broadie (MBB), Roger Guardiola (MBB), Anna Armstrong (softball) and Nell Skeath (softball).

Congratulations to all of our student-athletes for a great 2018-2019 academic year!