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AU - Thu, Jun. 1, 2017
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Kansas City, MO - A total of 13 Avila student-athletes, including six from baseball, five from softball and two from women's golf were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes by the NAIA in the last week.

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.

It was a banner year academically for the baseball program as a record six student-athletes received the scholar-athlete award, which was the most of any team in the Heart of America Athletic Conference. The recipients of the award were: James Richards, Brandon Chandler, Saul Nunez, Danny Kralicek, Chris Glahn and Eric Shempert.

It was also a record-breaking year for the Avila softball team, which produced a record five scholar-athletes while also setting the program record for victories in a season while also picking up their first ever NAIA Softball Opening Round victory at the Costa Mesa Bracket. The softball recipients were: Sam Castoldi, Madison Mueth, Madeleine Nieslanik, Mackenzie Pritchett and Brianna Peralta.

The women's golf team also had multiple players receive scholar-athlete honors, with Grace Miller and Corey Cochran both earning recognition for their academic success.

To view complete Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete lists for each sport, please visit www.naia.org

To learn more about the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, click here.