Eight Sports Named NAIA Scholar Teams

William Carey University news release

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced the 2013-14 NAIA Scholar Teams and William Carey University was well represented with eight sports earning scholar team honors.

Softball led the way for WCU with a 3.71 GPA and was tops among NAIA softball programs. Other Scholar Teams for WCU are Women's Tennis (3.49), Women's Cross Country (3.27), Women's Soccer (3.19), Women's Basketball (3.08), Men's Soccer (3.01), Men's Tennis (3.00), and Men's Cross Country (3.00).

"This has been an outstanding year for WCU athletics, both on the field and in the classroom," said WCU president Dr. Tommy King. "Our joy over the performance of our athletes in conference and national competition is surpassed only by their remarkable academic record."

WCU had also had 27 NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athletes and 58 SSAC Scholar Athletes. Overall WCU athletics had a 3.09 GPA last season.

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.