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11 student-athletes selected to CFCC’s all-academic teams

Eleven student-athletes were named to Cape Fear Community College’s 2022-2023 all-academic team. (Port City Daily/file)

WILMINGTON — The National Junior College Athletic Association inducted 11 Cape Fear Community College student-athletes to its 2022-2023 All-Academic team, recognizing individuals with a 3.6 grade point average or above.

“This accomplishment exemplifies their dedication to their teams and highlights their unwavering commitment to academic excellence,” CFCC Director of Athletics Ryan Mantio said in a press release.

Students are split into first, second, and third teams, with student-athletes ranging from three different sports.

First team students with a 4.0 GPA or higher feature athletes from multiple sports: volleyball athletes sophomore Madie Ballou and freshman London Ipsen, and freshman Lauren Laux representing women’s soccer.

The second team features students from volleyball, women’s soccer, and men’s soccer, with a GPA of 3.8 through 3.99 – freshman Leah Davis (Volleyball) , sophomore Maddie Lewis (women’s soccer) and freshman Justine Moesch (women’s soccer) and freshman Connor Hope (men’s soccer).

The third team represents students with a GPA from 3.6 to 3.99 – freshman Abby Morse and Nora Pitt (both volleyball), sophomore Shaylin Pollock (women’s basketball) and freshman Saul Juarez (men’s soccer). 

“I am immensely proud of our student-athletes who have made the All-Academic Team,” CFCC President Jim Morton said in the release. “The recognition they have received is a testament to the hard work and the support of their coaches, instructors, and staff. I congratulate each of them on this achievement.”

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