The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced its spring scholar-athlete honors. Sixteen athletes from the University of Saint Mary earned the honor.
The Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete program recognizes junior and senior NAIA student-athletes with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher. The students must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer. These awards are given annually in the various sports.
USM athletes honored were:
Women’s track and fieldSophia Defeo, senior, Kansas City, Missouri Kaitlynn Ellis, junior, Sapulpa, Oklahoma Kaitlynn Tuey, senior, Great Bend, Kansas
Men’s track and fieldChristian Graham, senior, Great Bend, Kansas Tony Weber, senior, Leavenworth Nick Thomas, junior, Dallas
Women’s lacrosseKarissa Proctor, junior, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Men’s lacrosseMatt Waeckerle, junior, Baldwin, Missouri Billy Dineen, junior, Omaha Drew Coleman, junior, Pleasant Hill, Iowa
SoftballCassidy Harbert, senior, Wichita, Kansas Alana Renshaw, senior Olathe, Kansas
BaseballBrody Meloy, junior, Staley, Missouri Mark Stimach, junior, Kansas City, Kansas Andrew Berry, senior, Mulvane, Kansas Easton Barnes, junior, Lawrence, Kansas