— STAFF REPORT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced its 2013-14 Academic Student-Athlete Awards. Three Weatherford College competitors are on the prestigious list. Softball player Courtney Duplechin earned the Superior Academic Achievement Award, basketball player Kaylee Brooks won the Exemplary Academic Achievement Award and softball player Bailee Wortham is an Exemplary Academic Achievement Award winner.
Of 58,000 individuals who compete under the banner of the NJCAA, only 3.08 percent earn the national academic awards.
Duplechin, a utility player from Corinth, earned a 3.9 GPA while competing for the Coyotes. She will transfer to the University of North Texas after two years at WC.
Brooks is a Weatherford High School graduate and played guard for two seasons at WC. She earned a 3.63 GPA this past year and will transfer to Texas Woman’s University in Denton.
Wortham, a pitcher from Fort Worth Western Hills, earned a spot on the award roster with a 3.69 GPA. She is continuing her softball career next year at Texas Woman’s University.