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Tuesday, 10 December 2013 11:36

BU Lands Two Scholar-Athletes

Richard Klein had six goals this season for the Wildcats Richard Klein had six goals this season for the Wildcats

BALDWIN CITY, Kan. – Two members of the Baker University men's soccer team were honored with the 2013 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete award for their stellar work in the classroom, as seniors Cameron Zimmerman and Richard Klein earned the distinction.

355 men's soccer student-athletes from around the country were named to the 2013 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete list.

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 4.0scale and must have achieved junior academic status.

Zimmerman and Klein each played key parts in the team's success this season. Zimmerman recorded 21 shots with one on goal and one assist, while Klein totaled 18 shots with 10 on goal and had six goals and one assist for the Wildcats.

The Wildcats finished with a 15-6-2 record and share of the HAAC regular seasonconference championship with Benedictine and MidAmerica Nazarene.

They capped that off with a HAAC Conference Tournament title over No. 1MNU to advance to the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship Tournament.

The Wildcats also made an NAIA Sweet 16 National Championship appearance in Montgomery, Ala., for the first time since 2011.

Baker won against Midland (Neb.) in the opening round of the tournament, 2-1, but then suffered a 3-2 double overtime loss to No. 4 Ashford (Iowa) in the round of 16 teams.

For a look at the entire list of men's soccer scholar-athletes, please click here.


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