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NJCAA Honors Salter for Classroom Success

Natalie SalterCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The NJCAA announced Wednesday that Pitt Community College volleyball player Natalie Salter has been recognized by the organization for academic excellence.

Salter, a Havelock High School graduate, spent the past two seasons with the Bulldogs as a libero and outside hitter. A university transfer student, she posted a 3.6 grade point average at PCC to earn 2010-11 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete honors.

Earlier this year, Salter was one of 50 students Pitt recognized for excellence in the classroom, on campus, and in the community. During the ceremony, she also received the inaugural Female Student-Athlete Award.

In addition to Salter, more than 1,470 NJCAA student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors this year while more than 370 teams qualified for academic team accolades.

The 2010-2011 season marks the 28th year the NJCAA has recognized classroom success by its student-athletes. With minimal changes, the NJCAA academic awards program has been in place since 1983.

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering numerous athletic and academic opportunities to college students. It is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with more than 500 member schools in 43 states.

Each year, more than 50,000 NJCAA student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports. For more, visit www.njcaa.org.


06/29/2011