Mid Michigan College Men’s Basketball student-athletes Ben Feldpausch (St. Johns) and Caleb Paksi (St. Johns) earned NJCAA All-Academic awards following the 2018-2019 season.
The mission of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is to promote and foster two-year college athletics. The NJCAA has played a vital role in collegiate athletics for the past eight decades and continues to be the leader in championing academic and athletic opportunities for student-athletes.
“Both of these student-athletes were integral pieces of the team during the 2018-2019 season which saw the team finish with a 17-12 record and advance to the NJCAA District 9 semifinal game,” noted Kaleb House, Men’s Basketball Head Coach at Mid.
Feldpausch earned NJCAA Second Team All-Academic honors, and is pursuing a Business Studies Transfer degree at Mid Michigan College. He plans to continue his education at Central Michigan University with plans to become a certified public accountant.
Paksi earned NJCAA Third Team All-Academic honors, and is also pursuing a Business Studies Transfer degree at Mid Michigan College. He plans to continue his education at Central Michigan University and study business management or supply chain management. “Getting recognized for my achievements is a great feeling and has given me motivation to continue working hard in the future,” shared Paksi.
“From being full-time students to attending practices and games, and from staying on top of their studies to working part-time jobs, Mid’s student-athletes go above and beyond, and all of us at Mid are proud of their accomplishments,” noted Ryan Harkrader, Mid Michigan College Athletic Director.
Currently, Mid supports eight NJCAA teams: men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball, softball, and men’s and women’s bowling.