St. Thomas has multiple NAIA Scholar Teams

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 0 Comments


 The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recently announced its Scholar-Teams for the 2017-18 academic year, and St. Thomas University dominated this year’s honors.

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.

A school record 12 of the 14 varsity sports at St. Thomas University earned the award in 2017-18, led by the STU Softball team (3.54 GPA) and the Bobcat Women's Cross Country team (3.39 GPA). STU Women's Track and Field (3.31 GPA), Men's Soccer (3.30 GPA), Volleyball (3.30 GPA), Men's Golf (3.26 GPA), Women's Soccer (3.25 GPA), Women's Tennis (3.20 GPA), Men's Cross Country (3.19 GPA), Women's Basketball (3.15 GPA), Baseball (3.13 GPA) and Men's Tennis (3.00 GPA) were honored as well.

In addition to the NAIA Scholar Teams, the Bobcats collected an abundance of individual academic awards in 2017-18. Forty-five St. Thomas University student-athletes were named Academic All-Conference, while 28 Bobcats were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

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