Nine Pioneers Honored with NJCAA Academic Awards

Nine Alfred State athletes have earned Academic All-American honors from the NJCAA.  Brian Edwards (Neversink/Tri-Valley) and Mary Monahan (Warsaw) were given the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence, Jennifer DeNovio (Guilderland) was award Superior Academic Achievement Award, while Travis Adams (Akron/Clarence), Colby Curran (Alfred Almond), Alex Farrell (N. Tonawanda), Alexis Flint (Arkport), Mark Pendleton (Beacon), and Sean Richardson (Silver Creek) were recipients of the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award.

Edwards, a member of both the indoor and outdoor track & field teams, earned a 4.0 in Engineering Science while Monahan, a member of the cross country team, earned a 4.0 in Architecture Technology.

Edwards and Monahan were two of the 169 NJCAA Student Athletes that received the Pinnacle Award for achieving a 4.0 GPA.

DeNovio, a thrower on the track & field team, earned a 3.87 GPA in Forensic Science and is one of 592 athletes that were honored for having a GPA in between 3.80 and 3.99.

Six Pioneers were part of over 900 student-athletes that finished with GPA's between 3.60 and 3.79.

  • Adams (Football) finished with a 3.6 GPA in Welding
  • Curran (Soccer) earned a 3.63 GPA in Pre Environmental Science
  • Farrell (Track & Field) earned a 3.71 GPA in Architecture
  • Flint (Soccer) had a 3.67 GPA in Business Administration
  • Pendleton (Swimming) finished with a 3.77 GPA in Building Trades
  • Richardson (Track & Field) earned a 3.62 GPA in Building Trades

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.