Dream It. Believe It. Achieve It.
Karen Wiley, Athletic Director
Phone: 815-825-2086, ext. 5380
"Belief is the knowledge that we can do something. It's the inner feeling that what we undertake; we can accomplish. For the most part, all of us have the ability to look at something and know whether or not we can do it. So in BELIEF, there is power. Our eyes are opened and our opportunities become plain. Our visions become realities." - Wynn Davis
At Kishwaukee College there is a strong belief in success and visions of excellence. Our knowledgeable and caring coaching staff have indeed opened eyes to opportunities and abilities. Take a look at just a few of our athletic accomplishments.
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Kishwaukee College Athletes hailed for Academic Excellence
Thirty-four Kishwaukee College student-athletes have been honored with Arrowhead Academic All-Conference honors. This is a program high for this award. Kishwaukee College Athletic Director has announced the names of the women and men whose accomplishments have extended well beyond the playing fields and courts and into the college classroom. “Credit needs to be given to these student-athletes and their coaches who have stressed the importance of academics. We are working well together here, between coaches, student-athletes, instructors and support staff. I am proud of these academic accomplishments. It speaks well of what we can and are doing here at KC."
Student-athletes must have competed in one or more sports throughout the year, passed 12 hours each semester and maintained a 3.0 or above G.P.A. to qualify for the academic honors.
Female athletes and their sports:
Softball - Olivia Caron, Ashley Colen, Sarah Jansky, Tiana Lexa, Jordyn Mecklenburg, Kelcee Miller, Beth Smith, Katelyn Stickney
Volleyball – Toni Cole, Ariel Listebarger, Samantha Schultz
Women’s Basketball - Valerierose Agnello, Rosanna Gambino, Kelsie Kluck, Devin Mack, Mariah Sartorius
Males and their sports:
Baseball - Benjamin Allison, Matt Risdon, Travis Siwiec, Cody Varga, Adam Wilson,
Men’s Basketball - Ethan Franklin, Raheem Lemons, Scott Suchy, Kaylor Zimmerman
Soccer - Emmanuel Almarez, David Dumbacher, Keith Hendley, Sergio Magallon, Erik Noriega, Martin Reyes, Justin Salazar, Sam Stone, Omar Torres
Olivia Caron and Martin Reyes earned NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement for maintaining a 3.8-3.9 G.P.A. Emmanuel Almarez, Ethan Franklin, and Jordyn Mecklenburg earned NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement for a 3.6-3.79 G.P.A. For the 2011-12 year, the Softball Team finished with the athletic department’s term team G.P.A. of 3.17, followed closely by the Women’s Basketball team with a 3.11.
Kishwaukee College Athletics earns THIRD consecutive Arrowhead Conference All Sports Award
The Athletic Department at Kishwaukee College has earned the Arrowhead Conference All-Sports Award Cup for the THIRD consecutive year. The award is based upon each team’s finish in conference standings. The Volleyball team finished first in the conference. (The soccer team finished 10-10-1, but it is not considered a conference sport. ) The Men’s Basketball team finished fifth in the conference, while the Women’s Basketball team placed in the first spot. Success continued in the spring with our Baseball team finishing in second place and Softball also in the third spot. Cumulative finishes in the conference earned the department the ALL SPORTS AWARD CUP. 2009-10 marked the first year KC had earned the award since its inception in 1999. Congratulations to all the student-athletes and coaches! Hard work pays off!
Sarah Panzau keynote speaker for KC Athletics orientation
Kishwaukee College Athletics held an on-campus orientation on August 23 for the student athletes that kicked off with a powerful keynote address from Sarah Panzau, former two-time National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) volleyball All-American, on responsibility, choices, and consequences. Read more about Sarah Panzau's presentation.
Athletic Hall of Fame
Kishwaukee College Student-Athletes Continuing Their Careers
We are very proud to share with you a list of student-athletes and coaches who have moved on to the DI and DII levels to continue their playing and coaching careers. The list includes just the past 2 years. It is a testament to the quality of our competition, programs and coaching. Our vision for Kishwaukee College Athletics is to be the driving force behind turning student-athletes’ aspirations into enduring success in the competitive arena and in the classroom. View the PDF here.