Northwest Iowa Community College Student-Athletes Achieve Academic All-Region Honors for Fall 2023

[Sheldon, IA] — Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) proudly announces that its student-athletes have been honored with Academic All-Region recognition for the Fall semester of 2023 by the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC). This prestigious accolade highlights the exceptional academic achievements of NCC’s student-athletes, underlining their dedication to excellence both in athletics and academics.

More than 1,500 student-athletes across the conference have been named to the First Team for achieving a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above, with NCC students prominently among them. Additionally, over 850 student-athletes have earned Second Team status, with GPAs ranging from 3.0 to 3.49, including NCC’s dedicated scholars.

NCC’s Commitment to Academic and Athletic Excellence

Northwest Iowa Community College emphasizes the importance of balancing athletic commitments with academic responsibilities. The Academic All-Region awards are a testament to this commitment, recognizing students who not only excel in their respective sports but also achieve high academic standards.

Celebrating NCC’s Academic Achievers

First Team Honorees:

Chase Backer, Shell Rock, IA Heavy Equipment & Maintenance
Max Jones, Spirit Lake, IA, Production Welding
Mac Kelly, Hudson, IA, Powerline Technology
Derek Lawson, Emmetsburg, IA, Industrial & Commercial Wiring
Wilson Lofstedt, Ames, IA, Powerline Technology
Martin Moser, Inwood, IA, Industrial & Commercial Wiring
Skyler Mullinix, Hull, IA, Associate of Arts
Jonah Nibbelink, Orange City, IA, Automotive & Light Duty Diesel
Konnor Shever, Pierson, IA – Automotive Service & Light Duty Diesel
Luke Stuepfert, LeRoy, IL- Powerline
Carson Van Der Weide, Rock Valley, Automotive Service & Light Duty Diesel

Second Team Honorees:

Krayton Shever, Pierson, IA, Electrical Technology
Mariel (Feekes) Strouth, Sheldon, IA, Accounting
Micah Van Middendorp, Sioux Center, Automotive Service & Light Duty Diesel
Blake Van Roekel, Alvord, IA, Industrial & Commercial Wiring

Northwest Iowa Community College is proud of all its student-athletes who have achieved Academic All-Region status and continues to support their growth and success both on the field and in the classroom.

About Northwest Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) is a leading institution committed to providing high-quality education and supporting the holistic development of its students. NCC offers a wide range of academic programs and is dedicated to fostering excellence in both academics and athletics. For more information about NCC and its offerings, please visit



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