WELLS, ME – Kenneth Richard has made York County Community College history as the first student-athlete to earn national recognition. In YCCC’s inaugural season, Richard was named to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National All-Academic Award Recipient.

In order to earn this recognition, student-athletes must have 24 or more credits on their transcript and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.00 point system). The award recognizes merit and excellence in the classroom as a student-athlete within the USCAA.

Richard ran cross country for the Hawks this season and will be participating on the track and field team as well. He had his standout performance at the Maine States Meet this year, running an 8K in 34:32.0.

“Our Hawks community is so proud of Kenny,” boasts Acting Dean of Student, Jennifer Laney. “He works incredibly hard in the classroom and on the trails. Kenny is an extraordinarily dedicated student-athlete who leads by example.”

On behalf of the York County Community College family, we would like to congratulate Richard on this tremendous honor.