Five Vikings Earn NJCAA Academic Awards

CONTACT: Justin Hoyt, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Five Hudson Valley Community College student-athletes representing three different sports earned academic awards at the national level.

Over 1,600 NJCAA student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors, including 169 that earned the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA). Superior Academic Achievement (3.8+ GPA) honors went to 592 student-athletes and over 900 met the standard for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.6+ GPA).

This season, close to 60,000 student-athletes competed in the NJCAA across 3,500 teams in 28 different sports.

Below are the student-athletes names, sport and the award each won.

NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement
Steve Nevins (Greenville/Greenville)- Men’s Soccer

NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement
Hannah Koehn (Schenectady Christian/Albany)- Women’s Soccer
Andrew Kramer (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park)- Baseball
William McMahon (Burtn Hills-Ballston Lake/Burnt Hills)- Men’s Soccer
Alena Putney (Schenectady Christian/Troy)- Women’s Soccer