Hills of the North Umpqua

Athletes win for academics


UCC student athletes are honored for their academic success.

Awards were presented to UCC's student athletes at the Riverhawk Casino Night fundraiser on April 26. Awards were given for academic performance of the past year, as well as for athletic achievement.


  • Team - All-Academic Award for a 3.15 average GPA
  • Danae Perkey –4.0 GPA both fall and winter terms
  • Elysha Lang - 4.0 GPA winter term

Men’s Basketball

  • Mike Matteo and Derrick Wattman –3.82 GPA fall term
  • Mike Matteo- 4.0 GPA winter term
  • Mishma Gray - MVP award
  • Nick Corpening - All-team Player

Women’s Basketball

  • Hannah Hawkins, Pilialoha Kailiawa, and Marcel Ortiz - 4.0 GPA for fall and winter terms
  • Ashli Payne - Southern Region MVP  and tied the UCC record for most points scored in a game (53)
  • Kyndal Charleston – First Team All Southern Region and NWAACC All Tournament
  • Asia Smith – Second Team All Southern Region and NWAACC All Tournament
  • Dave Stricklin – Southern Region Coach of the Year and completed his 700th win as a college coach in January