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(Excerpts from www.NAIAcom) KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 1,677 teams that have earned the distinction of Scholar-Teams for the 2016-17 academic year. Arizona Christian's women's cross country team, Indiana Tech's women's gold team and Midland's (Neb.) women's volleyball team all tied for an NAIA-best combined 3.90 grade point average this year. The three teams have been selected to share the title of Scholar-Team of the Year.
Dillard University had two of its teams selected for NAIA Scholar-Team honors; the Lady Bleu Devils volleyball team which produced a 3.13 combined grade point average, and also the Lady Bleu Devils basketball team which produced a 3.11 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 more information on NAIA awards, including the Scholar-Athlete honor, click here.