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Seventeen Student-Athletes Receive NJCAA All-Academic Honors

VINCENNES, Ind. - At Vincennes University it has long been a part of the athletics motto that we are equally proud of our individual All-American and our All-American Academic athletes. This year Trailblazer athletes showed their hunger to be the best of the best with 17 student-athletes receiving NJCAA All-Academic honors, as well as two students becoming First Team All-Americans.

Both the Vincennes University Volleyball team and the Vincennes University Women's Basketball team had five students receive All-Academic honors, prompting Head Volleyball Coach Gary Sien to say “This is such a proud moment, to have 5 students recognized for their outstanding academic achievements. None of them allowed the challenge of remote learning due to the pandemic to affect their course work. It is a huge accomplishment as they are all in demanding fields of study. Congratulations to each of you for your diligence and singular focus!”


First team 4.00 GPA


Savannah Grimes (Dietrich, Ill.) Volleyball

Olga Vasovic (Belgrade, Serbia) Volleyball


Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA


Mccaine Claycomb (Vincennes, Ind.) Baseball

Brock Craney (Washington, Ind.) Golf

Jaddy Duarte (Brasilia, Brazil) Volleyball

Reeva Hammelman (Edwardsport, Ind.) Women's Basketball

Matija Ilic (Belgrade, Serbia) Men's Basketball

Gara Jorge Garcia (Galdar, Spain) Women's Basketball

Bryce Kirchner (North Vernon, Ind.) Golf

Chuka Mekkam (Portland, Ore.) Men's Basketball

Grace Yocum (Frankfort, Ken.) Women's Basketball


Third Team: 3.60-3.79 GPA


Anete Bluma (Saldus, Latvia) Women's Basketball

Ryleigh Fidler (Linton, Ind.) Volleyball

Isaac Lane (Vincennes, Ind.) Baseball

Brantli Lannan (Linton, Ind.) Volleyball

Ndeye Ndour (Somone, Senegal) Women's Basketball

Randy Tucker (Rock Island, Ill.) Men's Basketball


A full list of NJCAA All-Academic Honors is available at



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