RCC Athletes Receive National Academic AwardJul 21, 2014
Rockingham Community College administrators received notification from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) that two student-athletes were selected to receive national recognition for their academic achievement. The NJCAA recognizes academic achievement of two-year college athletes.
Rhiannon Walker, who excelled as a member of the women’s volleyball team during her time at RCC, earned a grade point average of 3.86. Walker received the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (attainment of an overall GPA of 3.80-3.99). Walker plans to continue her education at RCC this fall.
Sean Henderson, who graduated in May, received the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (attainment of an overall GPA of 3.60-3.79). Henderson earned a grade point average of 3.62. Henderson was an outstanding member of the men’s baseball team during his two years at RCC and will continue his education this fall at UNC.
“These students have performed admirably in the classroom and have also been outstanding citizens in our student body, explained Dr. Robert E. Lowdermilk III, vice president of student development. Student-athletes can, indeed, be a positive factor on our campus.”