Closure to the academic and athletic calendar for 2016-17 has the Falcons perched on top of the conference for the 8th straight year with their performance in the classroom. Each year the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference honors the highest overall grade point average from the conference with the Harold Oetting Award. Collecting the honor from 2010-2017 has given the athletic department at East Central College almost a decade long of excellence in academics. True dedication to academics by the student athletes along with support provided from numerous areas on campus have been key factors to this success. Twenty student athletes also received NJCAA Academic Honors.

Name Sport NJCAA Academic Team
Sarah Borgerding Volleyball First Team
Monica Kelley Softball First Team
Ashley Blanton Softball Second Team
Andrei Ciot Soccer Second Team
Skylar Evans Volleyball Second Team
Eden Henry Softball Second Team
Chukwujindu Israel-Bolarinwa Soccer Second Team
Umoh Ufot Soccer Second Team
Samantha White Softball Second Team
Alayna Abney Softball Third Team
Magnus Andersen Soccer Third Team
Connor Bandre Soccer Third Team
Kayla Borcherding Volleyball Third Team
Kai Bucciero Soccer Third Team
Archibald Darko-Boateng Soccer Third Team
Jensen Crenshaw Softball Third Team
Grace Goedde Volleyball Third Team
Jacob Moore Soccer Third Team
Makayla Schumann Softball Third Team
Mackenzy Vedder Volleyball Third Team