Cassville grad earns academic award

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Speakman 1 of 5 Crowder athletes to receive honor

The National Junior College Athletic Association announced the recipients of the 2014-2015 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards at the end of June.


Crowder College had five student-athletes honored this year, including Cassville's Emily Speakman.

To receive the award a student-athlete must earn a 3.60 grade-point average or higher and have at least 45 semester credit hours.

The Crowder student-athletes achieving this status are as follows:

Pinnacle Award, 4.0 GPA

* Emily Speakman, Cassville, basketball

Superior Award, 3.80-3.99 GPA

* Dawson Floyd, Muldrow, Okla., baseball

* Tiffany Rhame, Farmington, Ark., basketball

Exemplary Award, GPA 3.60-3.79

* Aaron Patton, Monett, baseball

* Mackenzie Pritchett, Nevada, softball

Speakman appeared in 14 games for the Lady Roughriders this season and averaged 11 minutes and 2.9 points per contests.

Crowder College participates in Division I athletics in the NJCAA. Those sports are women's softball and basketball, men's baseball and soccer.

Formerly known as NJCAA Academic All-America honors, the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards program has annually recognized the academic success of the association's student-athletes since the program's inception in 1983.

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