POPLAR BLUFF -- The softball team and several individual athletes from Three Rivers College have been named All-Academic Players by the National Junior College Athletics Association.
With a cumulative 3.32, the Lady Raiders softball team has the 26th-highest overall GPA of all NJCAA softball teams in the nation. Several individual players from both the softball and lady basketball team have also received special recognition:
Cendyl Carter, a softball player from Dardanelle, AR, has received the "superior academic achievement" title with her 3.83 GPA.
Londyn Backfisch, a softball player from Benton, MO, has received the "exemplary academic achievement" title with a 3.78 GPA.
Softball player Mallory Siebert of Scott City has also received the "exemplary academic achievement" title due to her 3.64 GPA.
Basketball player Abbie Ivie of Poplar Bluff earned the "exemplary academic achievement" title with a 3.67 GPA.
Abigale Warren, a basketball player from Dexter, also earned the "exemplary academic achievement" recognition with a GPA of 3.66.
"I am very proud of these ladies for the example they set in the classroom," said Jack Childress, softball coach for Three Rivers. "Their example spreads to other players, developing a bond both in the classroom and on the diamond. As a result, we saw success in both areas this year."