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Four Saints Named Scholar Athlete, Team Honored as well

Four Saints Named Scholar Athlete, Team Honored as well

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced Tuesday the 2020 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes and NAIA Scholar Team awards. The Siena Heights Women's Lacrosse Program had four student-athletes and their 2019-2020 team earn these distinctions. 

In order to be nominated for the NAIA Scholar-Athlete, an individual must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, 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. 

For a team to be awarded, they must have a minimum 3.0-grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the academic year. 

Earning the award for the Saints was: 

Mackenzie Fissette – senior, special education and elementary education major from South Lyon, Michigan (her second time earning this award)

Danielle LaPointe – senior, theatre and speech communication major from Rochester Hills, Michigan (her second time earning this award)

Natalie Williams – senior, international business and finance major from South Lyon, Michigan (her second time earning this award

Marissa Cirino – junior, accounting major and information technology management minor from Canton, Michigan 

The Saints team was honored with their 4th NAIA Scholar Team Award and 4th straight honor with a 3.3 team GPA. 

To view the NAIA's official release, please click HERE