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07.18.13 | Athletics

Eight Programs Earn NAIA Scholar Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 898 programs have been named 2012-13 NAIA Scholar-Teams and eight of those teams represented came from Baker University.

The eight teams from Baker named to the list include the men's basketball, men's indoor track and field, women's indoor track and field, men's outdoor track and field, women's outdoor track and field, men's soccer, women's soccer and softball teams.

Lee's (Tenn.) women's golf squad, who finished the academic year with a NAIA-best combined 3.93 grade-point average, was selected as the Scholar-Team of the Year.

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) led all schools with 19 programs honored, while Hastings (Neb.), St. Ambrose (Iowa) and Taylor (Ind.) were second with 18 teams each.

For the second year in a row, more than 15 percent of the schools receiving the award had a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.

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.

For a look at the entire list of NAIA Scholar Teams, please click here.

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