The Siena Heights softball team led the NAIA with nine Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes for the 2018 season, as announced by the governing body recently. Culver-Stockton (Mo.) also earned NAIA scholar-athletes.
The lone two-time scholar-athlete honoree is senior Kelsey Cherry while first-time honorees include Lexi Agers, Ashley Bearden, Kayla Boland, Paige Dean, Amy Nordstrom, Ashley Best, Lauren Best and Ashley Helmink.All athletes were also named to the WHAC All-Academic Team this season.
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. In total, 466 softball athlete were honored as scholar-athletes.