Six Earn Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athlete Title
Softball - Wed, May 31, 2017
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Stephens College softball had six players earn the Daktronics-NAIA Softball Scholar-Athlete title, announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Office on Tuesday afternoon. Overall, 395 student-athletes were named to the softball list.

The six Stephens' student-athletes are Miranda Carlisle, Sarah Dooley, Katie Dowdy, Jessica Kane, Jamie Martin and Monica Nakamatsu.

"Placing student-athletes on the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete lists is always a point of pride for our athletics department," stated Director of Athletics Adam Samson. "To get to this point, these upperclassmen have consistently performed at a high level academically while juggling the tough and time-consuming demands of a collegiate student-athlete. We are so proud of these Stars and how they represent our athletics program and institution both in the classroom and on the field of play."

Jamie Martin, a senior who majored in event and convention management, held the highest GPA on the Star's roster. Following closely behind were seniors Monica Nakamatsu (fashion marketing and management) and Jessica Kane (biology). Seniors Miranda Carlisle (English) and Katie Dowdy (pre-vet) and junior Sarah Dooley (elementary education) also maintained over a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

The five seniors graduated on May 6, 2017.

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 on a 4.0 scale. In order to be nominated by an institution, a student must appear on the eligibility certificate for two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer.

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