Warwick, R.I. – June 12, 2017: The NJCAA has named its Academic All-Americans for the 2016-2017 season. The Knights had seven athletes on this list. The list is comprised of three teams. To be on the first team, you must excel in your sport and maintain a 4.0 GPA. Second Team calls to maintain a 3.80-3.99 GPA, and third team asks for a 3.60-3.79 GPA. The Knights had one player on the first team, basketball player Igor Almeida (Praia, Cape Verde). As a freshman, Igor was primarily a role player off the bench. He was ready and contributed whenever his number was called.
The Knights have two athletes who were named to second team Academic All- American, Allison Lenox (North Kingstown, RI) and Tho Mith Chin (Battambang, Cambodia). Allison Lenox was a sprinter for the Indoor and Outdoor Track teams. For Indoor track, she set a school best in the 200M with a 28.42 and in the Triple Jump with 10.36m. In outdoor track, she set school bests in four events: in the 400m, 500m, 600m, and 800m. Lenox was a freshman and performed great all year! Tho Mith Chin was a soccer player for the Knights in the fall. Chin took part in twelve games for the Knights, starting in four of them. He tallied one assist on the season. Chin was a glue piece, doing the tough work on and off the field this year, with it showing in the team’s results and classroom!
The Knights have four athletes who were named to the Third Team Academic All American. Piotr Szewczyk (Warsaw, Poland), Isabella Rinne (Richmond, RI), Edvaldo Ferreira (Praia, Cape Verde), and Tyler Boisclair (West Warwick, RI). Piotr Szewczyk was a co-captain of the men’s soccer team. He started twelve games for the Knights, scoring one goal and acting as a playmaker for his teammates. Isabella Rinne was a central defender who anchored the defense for the Lady Knights. She started all 16 games the Lady Knights played, scoring one goal and assisting on one goal. Edvaldo Ferreira was a star for the men’s basketball team. Ferreira started all 29 games for the Knights. He averaged 13.4 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.7 blocks, and 1.9 assists per game. Tyler Boisclair was a golfer for the CCRI golf team. Boisclair qualified for nationals, and shot a 342 at the tournament which was good for 66th overall.
Congratulations to all players for this well-deserved honor for your great work on and off the field!
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