PCC athletics excels academically in 2017-18

PCC athletics excels academically in 2017-18

Pratt Community College student athletes had a great year in 2017-18 both in their fields of competition and in the classroom with various awards, recognition, and high marks in grades.

Juliana Alarcon-Diaz received several awards for her contributions to the PCC community off of the basketball court at the annual student achievement awards. A sophomore guard for women's basketball, Alarcon-Diaz was awarded by the PCC Club International as the outstanding international student. She was also awarded for her role this past year as a residence assistant in the residence life department.

Alarcon-Diaz was not the only student athlete awarded by residence life. Student athletes made up 16 of the 22 residence assistants in the dorms at PCC. Each residence assistant was awarded for their contributions in the residence halls and at events sponsored by residence life throughout the 2017-18 school year.

Sophomore volleyball player Kwanza Jones was recognized for her contributions to PCC performing arts. For her two years of work for performing arts, Jones was recognized as an awesome sophomore with the rest of the performing arts students.

In the classroom, five of the PCC athletic teams (volleyball, women's soccer, women's cross country, men's basketball and wrestling) had above a 3.0 cumulative grade point average as a team. The women's sport with the highest GPA was volleyball with a 3.40 team GPA. Wrestling led the men's sports in GPA with a GPA of 3.14. PCC athletics had 24 NJCAA academic all-americans.

The highlight of the 2017-18 academic year was with graduation. 56 PCC student athletes graduated this year out of a total 2018 class of 218 students.