Seven Teams Named
NAIA Scholar Teams
William Carey University women’s tennis, softball,
women’s soccer, women’s cross country, men’s
tennis, men’s golf and baseball have been named
NAIA Scholar Teams as announced by the National
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). For
a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team
award, it must have a minimum cumulative grade
point average (GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. The team
GPA includes all varsity student-athletes listed on the
eligibility certificate for that sport.
The Lady Crusader tennis team led
the way for WCU with a 3.52 GPA.
Softball finished with a 3.44,
women’s soccer 3.31, women’s
cross country 3.28, men’s tennis
3.13, men’s golf 3.01, and
baseball 3.0. The overall
cumulative GPA for all
WCU varsity athletes
during the 2011-12
academic year was
“Carey is extremely proud of the record that our
athletic teams have achieved in their respective sports.
Of much greater pride for us is the high level of
academic success our athletes have attained. This is the
true meaning of student-athlete,” said WCU President
Dr. Tommy King.
In addition, during the 2011-12 academic year,
13 WCU student athletes were named as NAIA
Daktronics Scholar Athletes and 42 were named to the
Southern States Athletic Conference Honor Roll.
Men’s Cross Country AthleteWins 5K Hosted by
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant
William Carey Cross Country runner Channing
Stringer recently won a 5K race hosted by
Governor Phil Bryant in an effort to raise money
for Batson Children’s Hospital. Stringer finished
ahead of more than 800 other runners to take
home first place overall in the event. The race
raised $10,000 dollars for the hospital, and Gov.
Bryant presented the hospital with a check before
the beginning of the race, which began in front of
the Governor’s Mansion and continued through the
streets of the capital city. Upon completion of the
race, Stringer was awarded a medal by Gov. Bryant
for his first place finish.
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