Tigers lead NAIA with 14 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:33 AM
MARION, Ind. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced Friday that 313 women’s track and field student-athletes have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Olivet Nazarene University led all institutions with 14 individuals each on the list.
The Tigers were represented by nine seniors – Samantha Clark (West Dundee, Ill.), Rebecca Compton (Grand Ledge, Mich.), Hannah Endrizzi (Normal, Ill.), Chantalle Falconer (Byron, Ill.), Mary Koch‐Imig (Tremont, Ill.), Kaitlin Loos (Sterling, Ill.), Caitlin McPherson (Watertown, Wis.), Paula Saewert (Prospect Heights, Ill.), Jillian Versweyveld (Delavan, Wis.) and Lauren Winters (Hilliard, Ohio).
Juniors receiving the honor included: Rachel Carman (Keokuk, Iowa), Leah Livingston (Gibson City, Ill.), Annie Brandes (Waukegan, Ill.) and Christy Trank (Winnebago, Ill.).
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.