The National Collegiate Taekwondo Association recognized five Iowa Central Community College Taekwondo athletes with the NCTA All-American Awards. Female red belt heavyweight two time national champion Maria Cortes (sophomore) was awarded the NCTA All-American award and the Scholastic All American award for her athletic and academic excellence. Male blue belt heavyweight national champion Laurent Hill (sophomore) who dominated his division bringing home a gold medal and the fourth individual national champion for the Tritons in just their third year was awarded as an NCTA All-American.
The three others recognized with the NCTA All-American award is Colin Birzer (sophomore) took 3rd place in men's red belt, Brooke Waterbury (freshman) taking 3rd place in women's green belt, and Trittany Miller (sophomore) taking third place in women's blue belt.
The Tritons repeated their top 10 team finish in 2018 Nationals with over 150 colleges competing. All divisions compete against each other with no separation of size of the college/univerty.
Coach Faiferlick: "We couldn't be more proud of these 5 Triton student athletes for being well deserving and recognized as All-Americans. We are honored to be part of the Triton athletics. We are hoping to host the collegiate national tournament next year at Iowa Central. This success this program has had in the first three years is incredible and reflects on the support provided by the college and staff."
For any questions, contact Master Justin Faiferlick