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12 Earn Scholar-Athlete Status from NAIA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The NAIA announced its Daktronics Scholar-Athletes for women’s soccer, and the Mount Vernon Nazarene University Lady Cougars represented extremely well on the list.

As a whole, MVNU had 12 make the cut. Sommer Branham, Brooklyn Bryant, Maddie Critzer, Caitlin Erlandson, Sarah Guipe, Claire Rothert, Riley Tew, MacKenzie Thorne, Ashley Townsend, Sarah Townsend, Madison Turner, and Anastacia Viau all claimed the honor. Overall, there were 1,557 student-athletes that were honored.

The student-athletes to earn scholar-athlete status achieved at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at their institution. 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, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended one full year at said institution.

Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students, and working adults. With a 327-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth, and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education both in-seat and online to nearly 2,000 students from 25 states and 11 foreign countries.

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