Cassville grad earns academic award
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.