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Eight WCU Sports Named NAIA Scholar-Teams

Eight William Carey University sports were recently named 2013-2014 Scholar Teams by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with softball earning the top spot among fellow NAIA softball programs.

The softball team was also the highest-ranking team for WCU with a 3.71 team grade point average. 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 also had 27 NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes and 58 Southern States Athletic Conference 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 GPA on a 4.0 scale as defined by the institution. The team GPA includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.

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Eight William Carey University sports were recently named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar-Teams, including softball. The softball team is the highest-ranked team at WCU with a 3.71 team grade point average. The team also earned the top spot among fellow NAIA softball programs.