17 Spring Arbor University Athletic Teams Earn NAIA Scholar Team Award

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SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 1,677 teams from across the nation have earned the distinction of Scholar Team for the 2016-17 academic year, including 17 of Spring Arbor University’s athletic programs.

The men’s outdoor track and field team led all SAU programs with a 3.73 grade-point average while three other squads owned a GPA of 3.5 or higher – women’s tennis (3.69), volleyball (3.63) and women’s soccer (3.50).

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.

In addition to the Scholar Team awards, a total of 76 Spring Arbor student-athletes were honored as Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes this past year for being a junior or senior academically with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or better.
Team                                                      GPA
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field            3.73
Women’s Tennis                                  3.69
Volleyball                                               3.63
Women’s Soccer                                  3.50
Baseball                                                 3.46
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field      3.46
Softball                                                   3.43
Men’s Cross Country                           3.39
Women’s Basketball                            3.38
Men’s Tennis                                        3.38
Women’s Cross Country                     3.32
Women’s Golf                                       3.27
Men’s Soccer                                        3.25
Women’s Indoor Track & Field          3.25
Men’s Basketball                                  3.22
Men’s Golf                                             3.14
Men’s Indoor Track & Field                3.04

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