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2009-10 NJCAA Academic Awards Announced
 July 1, 2010

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The NJCAA National Office in Colorado Springs, Colo., is pleased to release the names of the 2009-2010 NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American and Academic All-American awards as well as the 2010 Spring All-Academic Teams. This year over 1,300 NJCAA student-athletes met the requirements for the individual academic honors while over 340 teams qualified for academic team accolades.

Below are links to this year's winners.

2009-2010 NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-Americans and Academic All-Americans

2010 Spring All-Academic Teams

2009 Fall All-Academic Teams

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NJCAA ACADEMIC AWARDS CRITERIA

NJCAA Individual Academic All-American Awards 

Academic All-American nominees must meet each of the following criteria:

  • 1. Must be submitted directly to the National Office by the Athletic Director using the form provided by the NJCAA.
  • 2. Must have completed three full-time semesters or four full-time quarters of college work.
  • 3. Must have participated in at least one season at the varsity level at the college from which he/she is nominated.
  • 4. Nomination must be made during academic year in which participation occurred.
  • 5. Following grade point averages must be met:
  • a. 3.80 or better on a 4.00 scale for 60 quarter hours or 45 semester hours for Distinguished Academic All-American.
  • b. 3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale for 60 quarter hours or 45 semester hours for Academic All-American.
  • 6. When computing the final grade point average, all course hours attempted must be included with the exception of remedial/development course work, which cannot be used to meet the requirements for this award.
  • 7. Deadline date for all sports to the National Office: JUNE 15
  • 8. All nominees meeting the minimum requirements will be named Academic All-Americans or Distinguished Academic All-Americans.

All-Academic Teams 

The NJCAA will honor an athletic team for each sport as NJCAA Academic Team of the Year.

  • 1. The athletic director will be responsible for nominating the sports teams which he/she feels is worthy of the honor and has a minimum 3.0 accumulative grade point average.
  • 2. Each student-athlete listed on the eligibility form that finishes the season with the team will be used to figure the team's overall grade point average. In computing the final grade point average, ALL course hours attempted must be included.
  • 3. Transfers get computed, including hours earned at previous college.
  • 4. In computing the final grade point average, all course hours attempted must be included with the exception of remedial/developmental course work, which cannot be used to meet the requirements for this award.
  • 5. All hours need to be computed, including "F's".
  • 6. The nominating form, and one team photo must be submitted directly to the National Office.
  • 7. All items will be due on FEBRUARY 15 for the fall sports of football, soccer, cross country, half marathon and volleyball. The deadline for all other sports will be JUNE 15.




























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