Sports Information Director
NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The National Association of the Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced Monday that 134 Division II men's basketball student-athletes have been named 2013-14 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. 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 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status. Zoe Bauer (JR, Culver, Ind.) of the Holy Cross men's basketball team was recognized for achieving this honor.
"Zoe is a very deserving recipient of this honor," head coach Mike McBride stated. "His commitment and achievement in the classroom is quite impressive. His academic honors, combined with his daily commitment to his team and improving on the court, make Zoe the epitome of the NAIA Scholar-Athlete model."
In addition to his success in the classroom, Bauer helped guide the Saints in 2013-2014 to their most successful season in program history where they won a program-best 20 games and hosted a quarterfinal matchup in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) postseason. After starting in 26-of-31 games during his junior season, Bauer finished the year third in scoring at 9.6 points per game while shooting 34.0% from beyond the arc. In his three seasons with the Saints, Bauer has helped guide the team to three consecutive seasons with at least 14 wins.
A junior, Bauer is working on a degree in communications.
The Saints wrapped up the 2013-2014 season with a 20-11 record marking it the most successful season in program history. They also compiled a program-best seven-game winning streak and became the first team in school history to upset a top-25 ranked opponent.
To learn more about the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award, click here.
For a full list of the recognized men's basketball players, click here.