Thursday, January 10th, 2019

Marisa Ellis
Whatcom Community College

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Whatcom Community College Recent Athletic Honors Include National Scholar Award

Whatcom Community College soccer player Camron Miller was selected to the 2018 Junior College Men’s Scholar All-America Team by the United Soccer Coaches Association. Student athletes are selected by a national committee based on their cumulative GPA, proven athletic ability, and contributions to their team’s success. Camron, from Snohomish, is the first athlete in college history to win this award. He will be honored with the rest of the All-America players at a ceremony in Chicago in January.

Camron, a sophomore pursuing an associate in business degree, was also named a Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) all-star and excellence award winner. He is transferring to Western Washington University for winter quarter, where he was also awarded an athletic scholarship.

“Camron has displayed character, leadership, and is constantly putting others, the community, WCC, and the soccer program before himself,” said WCC men’s soccer coach Jason Jorgensen. “We talk about being a ‘complete champion’ from the time a student athlete sets foot on campus to the time they leave, and Cam has done just that.”

The Orca men’s soccer team finished second in NWAC and first in their division this season. Other notable student athlete achievements from the fall 2018 season include:

United Soccer Coaches West Region All-American Team: Camron Miller and Keegan Rubio
Academic Excellence: Colman French, Kealaula Keliikoa, Lucas Leiberman, and Camron Miller
North-South Region All-Stars: Camron Miller and Keegan Rubio
North All-Region: Colman French, Lucas Leiberman, and Corey Williams

The athletes were nominated by their coaches and selected for their excellence and contributions both on and off the field. NWAC also honored several of Whatcom’s women soccer players, including:

Academic Excellence: JazLynn Ahrens, Alexis Dettling, Christina Funk, Payton Lunde, and Erin Smith
North-South Region All-Stars: Alexis Dettling and Erin Smith
North All-Region: JazLynn Ahrens, Kylie Clark, and Kate Neher

About Whatcom: Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA is regularly recognized as one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the Aspen Institute. The College, a destination for cybersecurity, healthcare and business studies, offers a four-year bachelor of applied science degree, transfer degrees, career preparation, online courses and community education classes. WCC’s accomplished faculty and staff serve 11,000 students annually. For more information, visit

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