Eagles Head Coach Joe Yegge named to coaching staff
Two Kirkwood Eagle softball stars have been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Softball All Star Team. Sophomores Shyanne Saladino and Sam Belz will compete against the top competition in the world at the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada on July 15-21.
By Metro Sports Report
Kirkwood Coach Bryan Petersen has not had a chance to watch Martin Hyberg play basketball in person, but he's studied film of the 6-foot-10 center from Sweden and likes what he's seen.
The student-athletes on the Kirkwood Eagles volleyball team have been acknowledged for outstanding achievement in the classroom. Multiple players have been recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) for superior work in the academic arena. In addition, the team as a whole was named a 2013-2014 NJCAA All-Academic Team.
Head Volleyball Coach Jill Williams knows how difficult it can be for student-athletes to juggle athletics and their studies. For Williams, her player's academic accomplishments are a source of pride.
"The life of a student-athlete is tough," said Williams. "There are a lot of demands put on players. As the coach of these young women, I preach the benefits hard work plays in all aspects of their lives. I'm happy for my players who were recognized individually as well as the whole team."
As a whole, the team earned recognition from the NJCAA as an All-Academic Team with a cumulative GPA of 3.493. Individual academic recognitions are as follows:
Cali Beyer, a Liberal Arts student, earned a Superior Academic Achievement award for holding a 3.943 GPA. Beyer is also a member of the honor society Phi Theta Kappa and is a Kirkwood ambassador as well. She will continue her career at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa after Kirkwood.
Erin Walker, an Early Childhood Education student, is also a Superior Academic Achievement award winner for holding a 3.907 GPA. Walker, who is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, will continue her career at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in the fall.
Chelsea Gryp, a Nursing student, has been awarded Exemplary Academic Achievement for her 3.735 GPA. Gryp will attend Mount Mercy University in the fall.