The 2015-16 Colby Community College women’s cross country team earned recognition for their classroom performance as the National Junior College Athletic Association recently named them an Academic Team of the Year.

The Lady Trojans posted the highest grade point average in the nation for their sport, combining for a 3.74 mark.

“Congratulations to Coach Rieth, Coach Obermeyer and the ladies on this prestigious honor,” said Director of Athletics Ryan Sturdy. “It is a remarkable accomplishment to maintain such a high GPA while being a student-athlete.”

Several other CCC sports earned honorable mention by assembling a 3.0 GPA. Colby’s softball (3.53), volleyball (3.46), baseball (3.12), women’s indoor and outdoor track and field (3.07), and men’s cross country (3.0) teams made the list.

“These teams have set the academic standard for all others to strive for,” Sturdy added.