6 NIACC athletic teams earn NJCAA academic honors

MASON CITY - A total of five NIACC athletic teams from the 2018-19 academic school year have received NJCAA honorable mention honors for academic team of the year.

NIACC teams honored are softball (3.55 GPA), baseball (3.37 GPA), men's golf (3.33 GPA) women's golf (3.31 GPA), women's soccer (3.2 GPA) and women's cross country (3.08). To be eligible for the academic team award, a team must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0.

 A total of 738 NJCAA programs earned a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. The 2018-19 school year marks the third consecutive year that at least 730 teams achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher.