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, both Prairie Wolves tennis squads have been named 2005 NAIA Scholar Teams. The NWU men ranked fourth out of only 13 teams in the nation recognized with a 3.59 grade point average, while the women’s tennis team, which also had a 3.59 GPA, ranked 11th among 20 teams to meet the criteria.
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 2005:
Sam McKelvey, Jr., Lincoln, Neb., East High School, 3.67 GPA, business administration
Kylie Fisher, Jr., Lincoln, Neb., Southeast High School, 3.50, business administration
Abbey Peterson, Sr., Funk, Neb., Holdrege High School, 3.92, exercise science & wellness
Amy Stickney, Jr., Alliance, Neb., Alliance High School, 3.60, economics
Andy Huls, Sr., Lincoln, Neb., Waverly High School, 3.61, psychology
Caitlin Johnson, Jr., Ogallala, Neb., Ogallala High School, 3.64, psychology and Spanish
Kassie Racek, Sr., Albion, Neb., Albion High School, 3.82, chemistry
NWU ranked seventh among 13 conference institutions with 18 NAIA Scholar-Athletes in 2004-05, despite being eligible for the awards in only five of 16 sports because of Nebraska Wesleyan’s NCAA Div. III postseason declaration in the other 11 sports.