10 Tigers named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 11:39 AM
VANCOUVER, Wash. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 317 women's cross country student-athletes have been named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The No. 4 Olivet Nazarene University women’s cross country team notched 10 on the list, second most of all institutions.
Seniors Hannah Endrizzi (Normal, Ill.), Lauren Streicher (St. Louis, Mo.) and Jilliam Verzweyveld (Delavan, Wis.) were recognized for the second consecutive year. First time honorees included seniors Samantha Clark (West Dundee, Ill.), Rebecca Garst, (Peotone, Ill.) and Lauren Winters (Hilliard, Ohio). Juniors Antonette Brandes (Waukegan, Ill.), Chantalle Falconer (Byron, Ill.), Leah Livingston (Gibson City, Ill.) and Christy Trank (Winnebago, Ill.) round out the ten Tigers.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.