Seven of Nebraska Wesleyan’s student-athletes competing in baseball, tennis and women’s golf have been Daktronics/NAIA All-America Scholar-Athletes.
In addition, the NWU men’s tennis team ranked No. 2 in the nation academically among the 2006 NAIA Scholar Teams, which met the award criteria. The Prairie Wolves combined for a GPA of 3.76, just behind Roberts Wesleyan University (3.79). To see the list, click here.
To be nominated individually, students must have reached junior status, been a contributor to his or her team and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 based on a 4.0 scale. Here is Nebraska Wesleyan’s list of recipients for 2006:
Sam McKelvey (Sr., Lincoln, Neb., East High School), 3.71 GPA, business administration
Amy Stickney (Sr., Alliance, Neb., Alliance High School), 3.64 GPA, economics
Grant Johnson (Jr., Lincoln, Neb., Southeast High School), 3.55 GPA, business administration
Zac Kerr (Jr., Grand Island, Neb., Grand Island High School), 3.97 GPA, accounting
Jennifer Gloystein (Sr., York, Neb., York High School), 3.58 GPA, athletic training
Caitlin Johnson (Sr., Ogallala, Neb., Ogallala High School), 3.69 GPA, psychology and Spanish
Jessica Mertens (Jr., Hickman, Neb., Norris High School), 3.86 GPA, special/elementary education