Four athletic programs hailed by NAIA
Monday, July 21, 2008
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) named four of Culver-Stockton College’s athletic programs 2007-08 Scholar Teams recently.
Student-athletes around the country work diligently throughout the year for academic excellence at respective institutions. This year over 750 teams earned at least a 3.0 team grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during the 2007-08 academic year, as defined by the nominating institution.
Women’s golf topped the list for Culver-Stockton with a 3.63 team GPA. Softball was next with a 3.39 team GPA, followed by women’s volleyball with a 3.27 team GPA and women’s basketball with a 3.11 GPA.
Culver-Stockton had 17 student-athletes named NAIA scholar-athletes and 19 athletes named NAIA Region V scholar-athletes during the 2007-08 academic year. The college also had three students honored by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as academic All-Americans at the regional level.
The NAIA is committed to high standards and to the principle that participation in athletics serves as an integral part of the total education process. Further the Association is dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics and provides student-athletes an environment that values academic and athletic excellence.