Sign-up today for the Trail Blazer 5K race for recreational walkers and runners in the greater Kansas City Metropolitan area. Its main purpose is to fundraise for MCC-Blue River, with a portion of the proceeds going to the athletic program. Students, employees and community members are all welcome to take part in this fun and healthy event.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 9 a.m.
Location: MCC-Blue River Campus
For guaranteed t-shirt, please register by September 26, 2014
1. Download registration form and return to David Owens. Payment information and return address are on the form.
2. Register online at www.enter2run.com. Search their website for Trail Blazer 5K (additional 15% credit card fee for online registration).
For more information, please contact David Owens at 816-604-6426 or David.Owens@mcckc.edu
Congratulations to Melody Johnson and Allison Matthews. Each earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors. Melody earned Exemplary Academic Achievement status with a cumulative GPA of 3.63. Allison earned Superior Academic Achievement with a cumulative GPA of 3.87. Each is an outstanding example of what it means to be student-athletes. All Trail Blazers are very proud of both of you.
The Trail Blazers women's team continues to shine in the classroom. Each year, the women's program averages around a 3.0 cumulative team GPA. The 2013 team is continuing this trend! The women's team posted a cumulative team GPA average of 3.02, narrowly beating out the 2.92 men's team average. More impressively, 91% of the women met NJCAA eligibility standards, 78% earned at least a 2.5 GPA, 52% earned at least a 3.0 GPA and 26% earned at least a 3.5 GPA!
The women's team is made up of character driven athletes who are serious about their academic success. They bought into all aspects of the program's demands. At MCC-Blue River, incoming freshman take part in a weekly college success class taught by an academic advisor. The class contains information about time management, financial aid, study skills, a Q&A session with former players, the creation of a two year plan, three one-on-one meetings and three grade checks throughout the semester. Free tutoring in the academic resource center is also available for all students. The women's team took advantage of all these resources, studied hard and earned great grades!