RIO GRANDE, Ohio — University of Rio Grande junior forward Alex Davis is one of 492 women’s soccer players nationwide to be named a 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.
The NAIA made the announcement last Friday.
Davis, a native of Ashville, Ohio, carries a 3.55 grade point average as an Early Childhood Education major.
Graceland (Iowa) led all institutions with nine individuals on the women’s soccer list.
Three members of the University of Rio Grande’s volleyball team were among the 408 students named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes last Friday.
Representing the RedStorm were senior middle blocker Erin Sherman (South Webster, OH), junior setter Kelsey Martin (Jackson, OH) and junior defensive specialist/libero Nicole Ogg (Albany, OH).
Sherman, a Biolgy major, sports a 3.63 grade point average; Ogg, a Business Management major, has a GPA of 3.56; and Martin, a Nursing major, had a grade average of 3.55.
Hastings (Neb.) and Indiana Tech led all institutions with eight individuals on the volleyball list.
Three members of the University of Rio Grande’s men’s soccer team are among the 315 students named as 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes last Friday.
The trio representing the RedStorm was comprised of senior forwards Richard Isberner (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Rafael Maccauro (Sao Paulo, Brazil), along with senior midfielder Oliver Hewitt-Fisher (Swansea, Wales).
Hewitt-Fisher, who is majoring in Biology, had a grade point average of 3.90, while Isberner and Maccauro - both Business Administration majors - have GPA’s of 3.74 and 3.68, respectively.
Westminster (Utah) finished with the most athletes recognized on the men’s soccer list with nine.
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 a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.