Freeport, Illinois — Six Highland Community College student-athletes were named Academic Student-Athlete Award recipients by the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Timothy Dawson of Clinton, Iowa, Hanna Metzger of Forreston, and Bethany Shuman of Orangeville were named Superior Academic Achievement Award recipients. This requires a 3.80-3.99 GPA.
- Timothy Dawson, who was on the men’s bowling team, had a 3.83 GPA and is attending the University of Iowa to study Mechanical Engineering.
- Hanna Metzger played volleyball and had a 3.83 GPA. She is attending St. Ambrose University as an Occupational Therapy major.
- Bethany Shuman played volleyball for Highland, is going to Illinois State University to study Elementary Education. She had a 3.92 GPA.
Chris Arnold of Warren, Miranda Grisham of Lanark, and Courtney Walker of Lanark were Exemplary Academic Achievement Award recipients. This requires a 3.60-3.79 GPA.
- Chris Arnold played men’s golf and had a 3.70 GPA. He is attending Northern Illinois University to study Marketing.
- Miranda Grisham played women’s basketball and had a 3.75 GPA. She is attending Illinois State University to study Animal Science.
- Courtney Walker played women’s basketball and had a 3.75 GPA. She has obtained her Life Insurance License and owns Symmetry Financial Group.