The NAIA announced Tuesday that 395 women's softball student-athletes have been named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Softball Scholar-Athletes. Twelve student-athletes from the California Pacific Conference earned recognition on the prestigious list.
Embry-Riddle had four scholar-athletes: Samantha Nelson, Makenzie Hospodka, Meghan Hospodka, and Katherine Morgan. Benedictine-Mesa and Antelope Valley both garnered three recipients: BenU's Morgan Brown, Madison Haga, and Peyton Garner; and UAV's Jasmine Lopez, Sabrina Mansfield, and Chelsea Phillips; and La Sierra had two--Brianna Gutierrez and Berlyn Benavides.
Siena Heights (Mich.) and Reinhardt (Ga.) lead the way with nine individuals.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status.
To learn more about the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, click here.