NJCAA Region 10 honors 17 GTCC student-athletes

Published on: July 18, 2023

JAMESTOWN, N.C. (July 18, 2023) – Five Guilford Technical Community College student-athletes were honored for their classroom achievements by the National Junior College Athletic Association at the national level. Seventeen students earned a spot on the Region 10 All-Academic Team for the Spring 2023 semester.

To be named to the National All-Academic Team, student-athletes must participate in a sport, achieve a 3.6 grade point average or higher while passing a minimum of 24 credit hours.

Women's basketball player Bentlee Chockley was selected to the NJCAA All-Academic second team.

Women's volleyball player Baileigh Whipple was named to the NJCAA All-Academic third team, along with baseball players Sammy Edwards, Isaiah Morris, and Emmett Jefferson.

"These Region 10 and national academic honors further exemplify the hard work put forth by our student-athletes," said Kirk Chandler, director of athletics at GTCC. "We're really proud of these individuals, in addition to the numerous others that fell just shy of meeting the threshold."    

Regional All-Academic student-athletes must participate in a sport which competes during the spring semester and achieve a 3.0 grade point average while passing 12 credit hours.

Three members of the Titans women's basketball team received All-Region 10 academic honors, including Chockley, Hali Watkins, and Ariel Williams.

Fourteen members of the Titans' baseball team earned All-Region 10 academic honors including, Jefferson, Morris, Edwards, Jacob Bowman, Chris Campanella, Dom DiMillo, Trevor Golden, Brian Hogate, Andrew Juhasz, Zach Oquist, Jack Ratliff, Joe Swanekamp, Josh Valente, and Bryson Walker.

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