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Aliyah Richard receives NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement

The National Junior College Athletic Association Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement was awarded to Aliyah Richard for compiling a 3.6 grade point average during her two years as a Frank Phillips College Lady Plainsmen. Richard is a 2015 FPC graduate.

While at Frank Phillips, Richard was a member of Phi Theta Kappa and received multiple academic honors including a 3-time selection to the Western Junior College Athletic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll. She also made the FPC President's Honor Roll once with a perfect 4.0 GPA and twice landed on the Vice President's Honor Roll with at least a 3.5 GPA. There are 16 colleges that play women's basketball in NJCAA Region V and Richard was one of four women's basketball players receiving an NJCAA Academic All-American Award in the region and one of two selected in the eight member WJCAC.

The Ennis, Texas native helped FPC win 39 games in her two seasons and earned a scholarship to continue her education and basketball career this fall at St. Gregory's University located in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Spring 2015 WJCAC Commissioner's Honor Roll

The Frank Phillips College Women's Basketball team had seven student-athletes earn a spot on the Spring 2015 Western Junior College Athletic Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll. The seven Lady Plainsmen hoopsters each finished with a 3.25 grade point average or higher for the Spring 2015 semester.

Two of the Lady Plainsmen, freshman point guard Gabriela Alvarez of Houston and freshman shooting guard Hayley Burnett of Pampa, both had a perfect 4.0 GPA. Also finishing the Spring with better than a 3.25 GPA were: Demi Read, freshman forward from Dalhart; Mattie Turner, sophomore shooting guard from Tulia; Rosielee Sosa, freshman post from Houston; Mesha Wade, sophomore guard from Dallas; and freshman forward Markysha Forrest of Fort Worth.

The Lady Plainsmen as a team finished with better than a 3.0 GPA for the Spring 2015 semester.

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