Ten Siena Heights Athletics programs were honored as NAIA Scholar-Teams for their efforts in the 2017-18 school year, as announced recently by the governing body.
With the fourth highest GPA in the NAIA, the women's golf team led the Saints as they sported a 3.84 GPA for the school year. In the NAIA, 1,862 teams were named scholar-teams, including 126 teams in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.
The SHU dance team earned a 3.62 GPA, followed closely by the softball team with a 3.59 GPA. Other teams honored by the NAIA include women's volleyball (3.50), women's soccer (3.44), women's lacrosse (3.40), men's golf (3.26), women's basketball (3.16), baseball (3.13) and cheer (3.04).
For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0-grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.
2017-18 NAIA Scholar-Teams (PDFs)