The National Junior College Athletic Association announced today its Academic All-American women’s basketball teams and Pima Community College is listed as an honorable mention for its 3.20 team grade-point average (GPA).
To be listed as an honorable mention a team must have posted at least a 3.00 GPA. Barcon Community College, which is located in Great Bend, Kan., was academic team of the year with a 3.72 team GPA.
Congrats to the Aztecs women's basketball team: NJCAA ALL ACADEMIC HONORABLE MENTION. They earned a cumulative GPA of 3.20. SHOUT OUT to Valerie Vidal-King @vavkin45 and Ernesto Garcia @xwing74 for all you do. Great work ladies! @AztecCoachTodd #AztecsAllAcademic #PimaBasketball pic.twitter.com/NKoy28tJM5
Four of Pima’s players were either First Team or Third Team Academic All-Americans:
Hailey Goley and Katelynn Roquemore were First Team Academic All-Americans and Alliyah Bryant and Reazsha Benjamin were part of the Third Team.
Goley is a guard from Tanque Verde High School who will be a sophomore in 2018-19.
The others have completed their Pima careers. Roquemore was a guard from Henderson, Nev. Bryant, a guard from Gilbert, averaged 6.9 points a game. Benjamin, a forward, is a Sahuaro High School grad.