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34 Pima Aztecs named NJCAA All-Academic; Women's basketball team honored

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.

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 (Marana 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)
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The Pima Community College women's basketball team was selected NJCAA All-Academic Honorable Mention as the Aztecs finished the 2017-18 academic year with a 3.20 cumulative GPA.