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Collin College Athletes Honored for Academic Achievements

Collin College Student Billie Marlow
Collin College Student Billie Marlow
Collin College Student Natalie Landa
Collin College Student Natalie Landa
June 27, 2016 – Five Collin College student athletes were recognized for their commitment to performance in the classroom this year, earning academic honors to go along with success on the court.

Women's basketball player Billie Marlow of Copenhagen, Denmark, and women's tennis players Natalie Landa of Carrolton, and Mary Clark and Julianna Hess, both of Frisco, have been selected for the 2015-16 North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference All-Academic Team.

Collin College Student Mary Clark
Collin College Student Mary Clark

To be selected for the Academic All-Conference team, a student-athlete must have completed three semesters of college work with a minimum of 36 hours of courses that lead to a degree (developmental courses not included). They must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or better on a 4.0 scale. They must have participated in at least one season on the varsity level at the college from which he/she is nominated.

Collin College Student Julianna Hess
Collin College Student Julianna Hess

Marlow also received a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Pinnacle Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a 4.00 GPA for the 2015-16 academic year

Collin College Student Sybrand Cnossen
Collin College Student Sybrand Cnossen

Landa and Sybrand Cnossen, a men's tennis player from Fairview, were awarded the NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a 3.8-3.99 for the 2015-16 academic year.

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman's University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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