For academics 6 TRC athletes are honored

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The National Junior College Athletics Association has named six athletes from Three Rivers College to its 2014-15 All-Academic Players list. The awards are given to athletes who maintain above a 3.5 GPA during a given school year.

Following are the Three Rivers athletes named to the All-Academic Players list:

Danielle Farmer, a women's basketball player from Poplar Bluff, received the "Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence" with her 4.0 GPA. Farmer, who was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society, graduated summa cum laude in May 2015.

Michael Glover, a baseball player from Holcomb, received the "Exemplary Academic Achievement" title with a 3.6 GPA. Glover graduated cum laude in May 2015.

Brittany Hager, a softball player from Van Buren, received the "Exemplary Academic Achievement" title due to her 3.7 GPA. Hager was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society and graduated magna cum laude in May 2015.

Osvaldo Ovalle, a baseball player from Queens, New York, earned the "Exemplary Academic Achievement" title with a 3.6 GPA. Ovalle graduated cum laude in May 2015.

Savannah Roach, a softball player from Piedmont earned the "Exemplary Academic Achievement" title with a 3.7 GPA. Roach was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa academic honor society and graduated magna cum laude in May 2015.

Kelen Smith, a softball player from Poplar Bluff, earned the "Exemplary Academic Achievement" title with a 3.7 GPA.

"I am very proud of these athletes for the example they set in the classroom," said Jack Childress, softball coach for Three Rivers. "Their example spreads not only to other players, but to all their classmates. They show that the qualities learned in athletics can enhance academics and promote excellence all around."

More information on athletics at Three Rivers College can be found at raidersathletics.com.

Three Rivers College is committed to contributing to the quality of life in Southeast Missouri with quality, affordable higher education opportunities and community services that support and encourage the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region. For more information about college and workforce programs and upcoming events, visit trcc.edu.

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