The NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards program has annually recognized the academic success of the association's student-athletes since the program's inception in 1983.
To be eligible for the academic recognition, student-athletes must have accumulated at least 45 semester credit hours or 60 quarter credit hours with a minimum of a 3.60 grade-point average.
Andre Seadey of the men’s basketball team, who finished his first year at NOVA with a perfect 4.0 GPA was named to the first team. Seadey played and started 27 games for the Nighthawks, averaged 7.7 points and 4.8 assists per game.
From women’s basketball, Mikaela Cunningham was named to the all-academic third team following her second year at NOVA. In two seasons with the Nighthawks, Cunningham scored 319 points, played in 42 games, pulled down 325 rebounds and had 60 steals.
NOVA Cross country runners Cary Brown, Emily Compton and Katherine Stencavage also picked up academic honors. Brown, who is transferring to Coastal Carolina to continue her running career earned a second team nod, while Compton and Stencavage were on the third team.
Rounding out the national academic awards for the Nighthawks is Mohamed Elnoubi, who earned a third team recognition. Elnoubi played defense for NOVA the last two seasons and saw action in 21 contests, while helping the team to the NJCAA Region 20 Tournament semifinals for the second straight year.
"Our student-athletes did an outstanding job in the classroom during the 2016-17 academic year," said Director of Athletics Steve Mrowka. "I am proud of the work they did, and I hope the list of academic success continues to grow.”
NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA
NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA
NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA