2021-22 NJCAA All-Academic Teams Announced

Picture of all NJCAA all-Academic winners

Pictured:  (Top row) Caleb Caberera, Devin Cannon, Katrina Lee, Mathew Kirsch, Nina Vlach, Javon Todd, Wynston Johnson (Bottom Row) Kortlynn Jameson, Marissa Brigger, Jaden Spondike, Rocky Houston, Nick Werth, Mason Besserer, Devin Suggs

July 21, 2022 – – 14 student athletes at Lorain County Community College made NJCAA All-Academic Teams this month for their efforts in the classroom during the 2021-22 school year.  To qualify, students must earn a 3.6 GPA or better throughout the entire 2021-22 school year. 


NJCAA All-Academic First Team –  4.0 GPA

NJCAA All-Academic Second Team – 3.80-3.99 GPA

NJCAA All-Academic Third Team – 3.60-3.79 GPA





Nina Vlach Women’s Basketball North Ridgeville, Ohio Third
Devin Cannon Women’s Cross Country Brunswick, Ohio Second
Katrina Lee Women’s Cross Country Black River, Ohio First
Grace Morris Women’s Cross Country Vermilion, Ohio Second
Rocky Houston Baseball/Men’s Basketball Grafton, Ohio Third
Wynston Johnson Men’s Basketball Avon, Ohio Second
Mason Besserer Baseball Sheffield Lake, Ohio Second
Nick Werth Baseball Vermilion, Ohio Third
Devin Suggs Baseball Elyria, Ohio Third
Matthew Kirsch Men’s Cross Country Amherst, Ohio Second
Caleb Caberera Men’s Cross Country Amherst, Ohio Third
Marissa Brigger Softball Brunswick, Ohio Third
Jaden Spondike Softball Lorain, Ohio Third
Kortlynn Jameson Softball Elyria, Ohio Second


As for cumulative team GPA, the cross country program at LCCC delivered two top-10 finishes in the classroom after a successful running season that featured the men’s squad winning the NJCAA Region XII DIII Championship and the women finishing second (Owens Community College).  Nationally, the men’s team finished 12th amongst NJCAA DIII schools at the NJCAA National Championships last fall in Milledgeville, Ga.

Academically, the women’s cross country team finished with the second-best grade point average in the country with a cumulative 3.75 GPA (Mineral Area College – 3.78).  The men’s cross country team finished with the ninth highest with 3.34 (Monroe College – 3.63).

Also earning a spot on the NJCAA All-Academic team cumulative GPA list was the Commodore softball team with a 3.24 GPA.