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2012-11-30 Five Tigers honored as Daktronics-Scholar-Athletes
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Five Tigers honored as Daktronics-Scholar-Athletes

Author: Nick Birkey/Chad Waller
Posted: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Following the ONU men’s soccer run to the NAIA National Tournament second round five Tigers were named to the Daktronics-Scholar-Athletes list.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today that 315 men's soccer student-athletes have been named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Westminster (Utah) finished with the most athletes recognized on the list with nine.

Student-athletes are nominated by their institution's head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status in order qualify for the honor.

Olivet Nazarene University had five Tigers honored this year: Senior Corey Rovens (Downers Grove, Ill.) is the only second time recipient. Joining him is Zach Christensen (Manteno, Ill.) and juniors Nate Smith (Peoria, Ill.), Todd Bevan (Schererville, Ind.), and Yonda Abogunrin (Vernon Hills, Ill.).  

Complete List: http://www.naia.org/fls/27900/1NAIA/SportsInfo/scholar-athletes/2012/MSoccer.pdf?&&SPSID=640532&SPID=96220&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=27900