NJCAA Announces Winners of 2012-13 Academic Awards
June 18, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo., today released the names of the 2012-2013 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards as well as the NJCAA Academic Teams of the Year.
Over 1,600 NJCAA student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors, including 169 that earned the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA). Superior Academic Achievement (3.8+ GPA) honors went to 592 student-athletes and over 900 met the standard for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.6+ GPA).
Academic team accolades (3.0+ team GPA) were earned by over 500 programs with 24 winning the distinction as the Academic Teams of the Year.
This season, close to 60,000 student-athletes competed in the NJCAA across 3,500 teams in 28 different sports.
The 2012-2013 academic year marks the 30th consecutive season the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983.
Below are links to this year's winners.
2012-2013 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards
2012-2013 NJCAA All-Academic Teams
Academic Student-Athlete Awards
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)
Academic Team Awards
Teams that have the highest overall GPA for their sport are designated as the 2012-13 NJCAA (Sport) Academic Team of the Year. Example: 2012-13 NJCAA Baseball Academic Team of the Year.
NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80 to 3.99 on a 4.00 scale)
NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60 to 3.79 on a 4.00 scale)
Teams that qualify with an overall team GPA above 3.0 are designated as a 2012-13 NJCAA (Sport) All-Academic Team. Example: 2012-13 NJCAA Baseball All-Academic Team.