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