Ancilla student-athletes receive host of honors

DONALDSON — Ancilla College student-athletes Tyler Jackson, Demi Schrader, and Mark Reel highlighted a list of athletes who were recently honored for their achievements in the classroom, the college announced Friday.
Jackson and Schrader were named recipients of the NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Excellence, while Reel was a recipient of the NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement.
Jackson is a baseball player from North Montgomery High School in Crawfordsville and is a Business major, while Schrader is a volleyball and softball player from Niles High School in Niles, Mich. and an Education major, and Reel is a baseball player from Western High School and a Business major.
The NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Excellence is awarded to those student-athletes who have earned between a 3.8 and 3.99 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have completed at least three full-time semesters, and have participated in at least one full varsity season in athletics.
The NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement is awarded to those student-athletes who have earned between a 3.60 and 3.79 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have completed at least three full-time semesters, and have participated in at least one full varsity season in athletics.
“Ancilla College is proud of our student-athletes and this special recognition by the NJCAA,” said Ancilla College Academic-Athletic Coordinator Lana Singleton. “Demi, Mark and Tyler are all outstanding students and great young people. They are great representatives of Ancilla College and deserve this recognition.”
In addition to the NJCAA awards, eight student-athletes were recipients of the All-MCCAA (Michigan Community College Athletic Association) Academic Award, given to those students who maintain at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA.  They include Jackson, Reel, Schrader, Sabrina Hatfield, Allison Worden, Brooks Mathias, Demi Schrader, Trina Bauer and Allison Chiles.
Ten student-athletes were recipients of the All-MCCAA All-Conference Award for carrying a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher and include Jackson, Reel, Hatfield, Worden, Mathias, Schrader, Bauer, Chiles, Triton High School graduate Dustin Kreft and Brandy Sechrist.
Ancilla College also had two sports teams — women’s Volleyball and softball — earn MCCAA All-Academic Team status for posting a cumulative team GPA above a 3.0.
“These student-athletes have worked hard both in the classroom and on their athletic teams,” said Singleton. “They have set fine examples for others to follow. We wish them well on their next step in their college education. They will be missed.”

Ancilla post-season honors
NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Excellence (3.80-3.99 GPA)
Tyler Jackson (Baseball)
Demi Schrader (Volleyball/Softball)
NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60-3.79 GPA)
Mark Reel (Baseball)
All-MCCAA Academic Award (3.20 GPA and above)
Jackson (Baseball)
Schrader (Volleyball/Softball)
Reel (Baseball)
Sabrina Hatfield (Women’s Basketball)
Allison Worden (Women’s Basketball)
Brooke Mathias (Volleyball)
Trina Bauer (Softball)
Allison Chiles (Softball)
All-MCCAA All-Conference Award (3.0 GPA and above)
Jackson (Baseball) 
Schrader (Volleyball/Softball)
Reel (Baseball) 
Sabrina Hatfield (Women’s Basketball)
Allison Worden (Women’s Basketball) 
Brooke Mathias (Volleyball)
Trina Bauer (Softball) 
Allison Chiles (Softball) 
Dustin Kreft (Baseball) 
Brandy Sechrist (Volleyball) 
2011 MCCAA All-Academic Teams (3.0 Cumulative Team GPA and above)
Volleyball, Softball