JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) BlueWave Women's Cross Country Team was recognized by the National Junior College Cross Country Coaches' Association as second in the nation for the 2017 Women's Cross Country Academic All-Scholar Team. The team was added back into FSCJ's athletic offerings during the summer of 2017.
The rankings are determined the same way cross country meets are scored. The top five runners with the highest Fall Term compilation gave FSCJ a score of 3.916. Four of the five FSCJ GPAs selected were from student athletes who had earned a 4.0 during the term.
Additionally, the following members of the 2017 FSCJ BlueWave Women's Cross Country Team received Scholar All-America awards: Gabriella Garcia (Bishop Kenny High School), Haley Grayson (Bishop Kenny High School), Nicole Maza (Mill Creek High School, Hoschton, GA), Lynn John (FSCJ Adult High School), Kari Raae (Mandeville High School, Mandeville, LA), and Mary White (Bishop Kenny High School).
"The athletic and academic achievements this team has accumulated, both individually and collectively, is quite remarkable, especially in our first season to compete as a team," said Coach Jody Hale. "I am incredibly proud of all they have accomplished and look forward to their continued growth."
Known as "the community's college," Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 50,000 students and awarding more than 7,800 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region's employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.