Cardinal student-athletes recognized

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Gadsden State Community College recently announced that three of the school’s athletic teams qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association Academic Teams for 2012-2013. The qualifying teams included softball with a 3.33 GPA, men’s tennis with a 3.29 GPA and volleyball with a 3.22 GPA. To qualify as an academic team, athletic teams must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average. In addition to the team honors, GSCC volleyball players Peri Bryant and McKenzie Slivka received the NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence with 4.0 GPAs. Carrianne Hester (softball) received the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement with a 3.85 GPA.  Aaron Triplett (tennis) received the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement with a 3.72 GPA. “We are extremely proud of our student athletes for their hard work in the classroom and athletic venues,” said Gadsden State athletic director Mike Cancilla. “It is indeed an honor to have three of our programs recognized nationally for their academic achievements.”

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