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Women's sports teams excel in academics

05 July 2011

Last week the NJCAA announced that Pratt Community College had two individual Academic All-Americans and four teams that qualified for Academic All-American.

"I think this is a real credit to our coaches not only did these programs accomplished good things in the class room but they were also competitive in their sport," said Kurt McAfee, Athletic Director. "This is really what we are trying to accomplish at PCC: students/athletes that excel in the class room and make our institution proud of their athletic accomplishments as well."

Women's basketball player, Kinsley Hilst, of Hutchinson, received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence with a 4.0 over four semesters and Dustin Murphy, of Harper, with the men's outdoor track and field team received the Exemplary Academic Achievement with a 3.6 over four semesters.

The four teams that were Academic All-American were the volleyball team with a 3.45, the softball team with a 3.38, the women's basketball team with a 3.22 and the women's soccer team with a 3.06 over the course of a year. To qualify the team must have above a 3.0 for the year.

"I am extremely satisfied with the girls' accomplishments with this being the first year of the program," said Jerrid Schicke, head women's soccer coach. "This is a testament to not only the hard work in the pitch, but especially in the classroom."