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Nineteen Hawks named to NJCAA All-Academic Team

June 27, 2018

The Heartland Hawks baseball and softball teams found success both on the field in the 2018 season. 

Nineteen Hawks were named to the NJCAA All-Academic Team.

The Hawks baseball team posted the second-highest group GPA in the program’s history. Hawks baseball also hit a new high mark for players who qualify for the NJCAA All-Academic honors.  

In competition this season the Hawks baseball captured a division title and advanced to the championship game of the Region 24 tournament, ending the season with a 46-10 record. 

Hawks Softball program completed a fourth consecutive year with a cumulative team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The team finished with a 34-16 record. 

NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA

Amanda Balster (softball)

Hannah Bogle (softball)

Kaylee Burton (softball)

Jim Jarecki (baseball)

William Oberg (baseball)

Nate Stolze (baseball)

Elexis Swartzentruber (softball)


NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA

Ethan Copeland (baseball)

Ryan Davila (baseball)

Samuel Olson (baseball)

Ashley Phillips (softball)

Luke Price (baseball)

Gabrielle Uhrin (softball)


NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA

Marissa Adams (softball)

Peyton Dillingham (baseball)

Audrey Hanouw (softball)

Taylor Meents (softball)

Tijanne Ross (softball)

Timothy Sullivan (baseball)

Additionally, 17 of Heartland’s All-Academic Team members were named to the Midwest Athletic Academic All-Conference team as having completed two full-time semesters with a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Written by: Steve Fast