KANSAS CITY, Mo. – With the conclusion of the Spring Sports cycle, the NAIA began to roll out its annual list of Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes, and three members of the Raven Women's Lacrosse Team earned recognition.
It's it second year or NAIA Invitational status, women's lacrosse was eligible for the first time for academic honors. As a result, Clare Hanson, Caitlyn Chickey and Shannon Groe have earned a spot in Raven Women's Lacrosse history as the first three Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes in program history.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
The three Ravens were among 65 student-athletes honored this year for the first time by the NAIA.
Benedictine earned their second straight KCAC Championship this year and finished the year with an overall record of 11-3. They also were listed in the other's receiving votes category of the the Postseason NAIA Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Poll as they earned 19 points.