Archive for Thursday, January 6, 2011

Eight USM student-athletes receive NAIA scholar honors

January 6, 2011

Eight University of St. Mary students have been named as 2010-2011 Scholar-Athletes by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for their efforts in the classroom and on the playing field.

In order to receive the honor, students must be nominated by their head coach, have achieved a junior standing academically, and must maintain at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

The student-athletes honored were soccer players Jessalyn Sadler of Bondurant, Iowa, Kathleen Hermesch of Lawrence and Michelle Lighton of Arlington, Texas; volleyball player Brittney Atchison of Lansing; and men’s soccer players Alex Waite of Blue Springs, Mo., Preston Becker of Hays, Nick Stevenson of Lansing and Michael Bille of Bonner Springs.

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