Three Bulldogs are recipients of NJCAA Academic Awards

    07.09.18 | Athletics

    Lancaster, PA. - The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) announced that three Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology student-athletes are recipients of NJCAA Academic Awards for the 2017-18 season.

    Several changes have been made to the NJCAA’s academic student-athlete awards program in recent years. Prior to the start of the 2015-16 season, the association modified the awards program to allow first-year student-athletes to be considered if they met the criteria of completing 24 semester-hours (or 36 quarter-hours).

    In addition, this past year the NJCAA simplified the titles of the three honor categories to avoid confusion. Gone are the previous titles of “Pinnacle, Superior and Exemplary Award for Academic Achievement” and replaced with three new title classifications listed below (along with GPA benchmarks):

                    NJCAA All-Academic First Team: 4.00 GPA
                    NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA
                    NJCAA All-Academic Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA

    “Athletics have always been an integral part of Stevens,” says Dr. Chris Metzler, Dean of Student Services and Director of Athletics, “I’m proud of our student-athletes on and off the field.”

    Cross Country

    Dave Thompson ’19 Electro-Mechanical Technology made the NJCAA All-Academic First Team with a 4.00 GPA. Dave is from Lancaster, Pa and graduated from Warwick High School.

    Track & Field

    Alexander Prudhomme ’18 Electrical Construction made the NJCAA All-Academic Third Team with a 3.67 GPA. Alexander is from Lancaster, Pa and graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School.



    Noah Tarr ’19 Plumbing Technology made the NJCAA All Academic Second team with a 3.86 GPA. Noah is from Blairsville, Pa and graduated from Blairsville Senior High School.

    The NJCAA has been annually recognizing the academic success of its student-athletes since 1983. 

    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is consistently ranked as Pennsylvania’s best technical college and awards associate degrees in 22 high-demand, skilled occupations. A full listing of programs is available at

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