Pima Athletics reveals 34 individuals as NJCAA All-Academic; women's basketball selected All-Academic honorable mention

The Pima Community College Athletics program topped its best total of individual student-athletes for the second straight year and had one team selected NJCAA All-Academic honorable mention.

The 16 members of the Aztecs women's basketball team completed the academic year with a cumulative team GPA of 3.20.

"This is one of the highest compliments this program has received. I'm very proud of the hard work on and off the court from each one of these student-athletes," Pima women's basketball coach Todd Holthaus said. "Our counselors Valerie Vidal-King and Ernesto Garcia are the best and what they do every day for our student-athletes is remarkable. I can't thank them enough for all they've done for our program."

The Aztecs individual student-athletes selected had to complete two full-time semesters of college work, participated in at least one season at Pima, pass a minimum of 24 semester hours in the current academic year and earn a minimum GPA of 3.6.

NJCAA All-Academic First Team – (4.00 GPA):

Sierra Gentry (Softball), sophomore (Alamogordo HS, Alamogordo, NM)

Hailey Goley (Women's Basketball), freshman (Tanque Verde HS)

Ariana Gomez (Softball), freshman (Sahuaro HS)

Erin McDaniel (Women's Soccer), freshman (Buena HS)

Chris McDaniels (Men's Tennis), freshman (Tanque Verde HS)

Lien Nguyen (Women's Tennis), sophomore (Nguyen Thuong Hien, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

Katey Roquemore (Women's Basketball), sophomore (Foothill HS, Henderson, NV)

Elizabeth Satterfield (Women's Golf), freshman (Ironwood Ridge HS)

Michael Wong (Baseball), freshman (Liberty HS, Henderson, NV)

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team – (3.80-3.99 GPA):

Ben Anderson (Indoor and Outdoor Men's Track & Field), sophomore (Flagstaff HS)

Vanessa Duarte (Softball), sophomore (Pueblo HS)

Juan Durazo (Baseball), freshman (Salpointe Catholic HS)

Julianne Gonzalez (Women's Golf), freshman (Ironwood Ridge HS)

Troy Gutbub (Baseball), sophomore (Catalina Foothills HS)

Enrique Porchas (Baseball), freshman (Kofa HS)

Caleb Ryden (Football), freshman (Mountain View HS)

Annabella Spencer (Indoor and Outdoor Women's Track & Field), freshman (Sahuaro HS)

Elyse Weber (Volleyball), sophomore (Sabino HS)


NJCAA All-Academic Third Team – (3.60-3.79 GPA):

Reazsha Benjamin (Women's Basketball), sophomore (Sahuaro HS)

Alliyah Bryant (Women's Basketball), sophomore (Mesquite HS)

Maria Vanezza Caldera (Softball), freshman (Tucson HS)

Araceli Esquivel (Women's Golf), sophomore (Salpointe Catholic HS)

Janine Fernando (Women's Tennis), sophomore (Sabino HS)

Kaylen Fox (Women's Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Women's Track & Field), freshman (Sahuaro HS)

Janice Garcia (Softball), freshman (Rio Rico HS)

MaryAlys Julian (Softball), sophomore (Gila Ridge HS)

Destiny Kelly (Women's Soccer), sophomore (Sahuaro HS)

Logan Klunder (Baseball), sophomore (Piedra Vista HS, Farmington, NM)

Marissa Moreno (Softball), sophomore (Desert Vista HS)

Christian Pearcy (Baseball), sophomore (Ironwood Ridge HS)

Jamie Ricksecker (Volleyball), sophomore (Pusch Ridge Christian Academy)

Paola Ruedaflores (Women's Soccer), freshman (Nogales HS)

Alyssa Smith (Softball), sophomore (Winslow HS)

Jahmonique Smith (Women's Soccer), sophomore (Cienega HS)

*Student-athletes can print their certificates off of the NJCAA website