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Four Atlantic Cape Student-Athletes Earn NJCAA Academic Awards

June 27, 2012

Atlantic Cape Community College student-athletes Aeon Brown of Galloway, Sheila Cruz of Egg Harbor Township, Michael DeCicco of Northfield and Mohamed Elseaedy of Egg Harbor Township, have received national academic awards by the National Junior College Athletic Association for their exemplary achievement during the 2011-2012 academic year.

·      Brown, 23, is a striker on the soccer team, and leads the team in scoring. He has maintained a 4.0 GPA, and received the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence.

·      Cruz, 20, is a forward on the women’s basketball team. She has earned a 3.65 GPA, and is the recipient of the Exemplary Academic Achievement award.

·      DeCicco, 20, is a pitcher and shortstop on the baseball team. He has maintained a 3.85 GPA, and earned the Superior Academic Achievement award.

·      Elseaedy, 19, is a midfielder on the soccer team. He has earned a 3.75 GPA and earned an Exemplary Academic Achievement award.

“This is the highest award for a junior college student-athlete. I’m happy to see recognition of their academic success, which is a reflection of the effort and skill they put into everything they do,” said Mike Rennick, assistant director of athletics at Atlantic Cape. 

The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards were previously known as NJCAA Academic All-American honors. The NJCAA has renamed its academic awards program to the following: NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA on a 4.00 scale); NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 to 3.99 GPA on a 4.00 scale); and NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 to 3.79 GPA on a 4.00 scale). 

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