Crane, Mendoza Named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes
LAWRENCE, Kan. – While the season is officially over for the Stephens College cross country team, the awards continue to roll in. On Friday (Nov. 22), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes for women’s cross country and Stars’ senior Kaylyn Crane and junior Emily Mendoza received the honor.
In all, 295 cross country student-athletes were named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes, including 10 from the American Midwest Conference. Stephens and AMC newcomer Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.) were the only league schools to have multiple student-athletes on the list.
In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must be a junior academically and maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
With their hard work on the cross country course and excellence in the classroom, both Crane and Mendoza were also named to the AMC Academic All-Conference team, which was announced at the AMC Cross Country Championships on Nov. 8.
To learn more about the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award, click here.
2013 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Cross Country Scholar Athletes - PDF