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15 Saints Named Scholar Athletes, Team Honored as well

15 Saints Named Scholar Athletes, 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 Soccer Program had 15 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: 

Kathryn Gordon – senior, biology major from Canton, Michigan (her second time earning this award)

Madeline Reau – senior, biology major from Temperance, Michigan (her second time earning this award)

Magali Romero – senior, business administration and psychology major from Asuncion, Paraguay

Julia Stancato – senior, accounting major from South Lyon, Michigan

Kara Bishop – junior, special education and elementary education major from Allegan, Michigan

Haylie Curtiss – junior, criminal justice major from Allegan, Michigan

Mia Dronchi – junior, biology major from West Bloomfield, Michigan

Isabel Herden – junior, biology major from Wedel, Germany

Kiley Kaczmarek – junior, business and marketing major and communications minor from Bay City, Michigan

Macy Llewellyn – junior, biology major and chemistry minor from LaPorte, Indiana

Kaleigh Mahaz – junior, business administration major from Canton, Michigan

Jen Richmond – junior, biology major and chemistry minor from Canton, Michigan

Alexa Scroggie – junior, biology major from New Boston, Michigan

Lauren Southworth – junior, nursing major from Okemos, Michigan

Ashley Strong – junior, criminal justice major and behavioral science minor from Howell, Michigan

The Saints team was honored with their 11th NAIA Scholar Team Award and 6th straight honor with a 3.7 team GPA.  The award has been an honor for 13 years. 

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