9 San Jacinto College student-athletes earn NJCAA all-academic recognition

PASADENA, Texas – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) recognized nine San Jacinto College student-athletes for their academic achievements during the 2020-21 season. 

"Despite obstacles and adjustments, NJCAA student-athletes rose above challenges to display widespread academic success this year," said Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. "It is incredible to see these individuals competing again and accomplishing rich athletic and academic success concurrently, we commend their efforts."

Student-athletes are eligible to earn academic honors by achieving an overall GPA of 3.60 or higher for the 2020-21 academic year. The criteria for the three all-academic teams are:

  • NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA
  • NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA
  • NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA 

These nine San Jac student-athletes received NJCAA all-academic recognition:

Walker Bordovsky, baseball, first team

Catalina Cavazos, softball, first team

Kaylee Thomas, softball, first team

Maggie Childs, softball, second team

Thomas Burbank, baseball, third team

Kenzie Gates, softball, third team

Luke Pectol, baseball, third team

Chris Stuart, baseball, third team

Nicholas Swanson, baseball, third team

“We are extremely proud of these players, as we are all of our student-athletes,” said Dr. Allatia Harris, San Jacinto College Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives. “We take pride in our competitive athletics teams and our rigorous academics. Our student-athletes work hard on and off the field, and they are deserving of this recognition.”

This year 2,336 student-athletes received first team, 2,640 second team, and 3,297 third team honors.

To view the complete list of NJCAA academic honors, visit the NJCAA website.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s.

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