KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Thursday that 160 women's golf student-athletes have been named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Golf Scholar-Athletes. Siena Heights (Mich.) led all institutions with seven individuals on the list. Holy Cross College had three athletes receive the honor.
Seniors Kendra Luckey and Sarah Hartle were given the award for the second straight year. Junior Kylie Day received the award after a solid season on the course. All three women's golfers were intrical parts to the success of the 2015-2016 Saints women's golf program. Hartle and Day were the top finishers multiple times for the Saints this season.
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 junior academic status.
The Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete programs recognize excellence in the classroom by NAIA-member student-athletes who are juniors or above in academic standing with a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Students must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer. The awards are given annually to outstanding student-athletes in the various sports in which the program is active and their respective teams are eligible for NAIA postseason competition.