Skyline College wrestling and women’s basketball teams were named Scholar Team recipients by the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) for the 2017-2018 academic year. Only one team is selected for each sport sponsored by the CCCAA. This is a special award as it emphasizes academic achievement of all the members of a specific team.

The criteria for nomination are:

  1. Participation in an intercollegiate sport during the 2017-2018 academic year.
  2. 80% or more of team participants successfully completing 12 or more units during their season of sport.
  3. Achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for all units attempted by members of the team during their season of sport.
  4. Achieving better than average results in intercollegiate athletic competition.

Teams are nominated by each conference in every sport and compete against other teams and conferences in the state for this honor. Congratulations to the deserving students on their wonderful accomplishments both in the classroom and on the court and mat. Additionally, congratulations to their Head Coaches, Chris Watters (Women’s Basketball) and James Haddon (Wrestling) and their staff in supporting and working with the students. A final note of thanks to all the faculty and staff at Skyline College, with special recognition to Kate Browne, Danielle Powell, Kwame Thomas and Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Mendoza for their hard work in helping the Scholar Team recipients as well as writing letters of support for the nominations.

Article by Joe Morello

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