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NCCAA Accolades for Cleeton, Brethower & Forrest

Mar 18, 2019

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Kelsie Cleeton - NCCAA First Team All-American

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Madisen Brethower - NCCAA Scholar Athlete

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Ashley Forrest - NCCAA Scholar Athlete

Three Lady Bobcats received accolades in this week’s announcement by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

Congratulations go out to:

  • Kelsie Cleeton – NCCAA First Team All-American
  • Madisen Brethower – NCCAA Scholar Athlete
  • Ashley Forrest – NCCAA Scholar Athlete

All-American: Cleeton, who was recognized by the NAIA and WBCA last week, has added another All-American accolade to her collection—NCCAA First Team All-American.  Kelsie has been a four-year starter for the Lady Bobcats and annually continues to produce one impressive season after another.  This year was her most spectacular, as she set numerous Lady Cat records and placed in the NCCAA Top 5 in Assist to Turnover Ratio (#1, 3.1), Assists (#3, 5.9/gm), Rebounds (#5, 11.5/gm), and Steals (#5, 3.2/gm).  Arguably one of the best all-around performers in Lady Bobcat history, Cleeton’s career features: 1,590 points, 1,320 rebounds, 542 assists, and 354 steals.

Scholar Athlete:  In order to be nominated for NCCAA Scholar Athlete status, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale and have achieved junior academic status.  This is no small accomplishment for student-athletes at College of the Ozarks. Madi Brethower and Ashley Forrest have exceled at balancing the rigors of their studies with the multiple obligations of their sports (practice, travel, and game performance), while also performing to the best of their abilities in a 15-hour per week on-campus work assignment.

Congratulations once again to Kelsie, Madi, and Ashley!