Three members of the Nebraska Wesleyan University baseball team were chosen as 2009 Daktronics/NAIA Scholar Athletes. Juniors Brady Beckman, Dan Beckmann and Bryon Janata all received the recognition.
Beckman (Fremont, Neb.) has a 3.75 GPA with a Psychology major. Beckman batted .271 with four home runs and 25 RBI as the starting right fielder for NWU. He earned his third letter this season and played in 36 games.
Beckmann (North Platte, Neb.) has a 3.50 GPA as a Health & Physical Education major. He hit .385 with a home run and nine RBI on the season. Beckmann served as a backup at both catcher and first base for the Prairie Wolves and earned his first letter of his career. Janata (Howells, Neb.) has a 3.60 GPA as a Business Administration major. He finished the season with a .250 batting average with one home run and 15 RBI. He led the team with 11 sacrifice hits and had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in the outfield. To earn the NAIA scholar-athlete recognition, you must have a 3.5 cumulative GPA, be a junior or senior and a member of a collegiate athletic team, and have attended the school for one year.