URG Scholar-Athletes announced


7 URG soccer players named NAIA Scholars

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. – Seven members of the University of Rio Grande’s national champion men’s soccer team were among the 382 student-athletes recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

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.

Representing the RedStorm were junior defender Heitor de Melo (Sao Paulo, Brazil), a Marketing major who is also minoring in Photography; junior midfielder Pau Delgado Rodriguez (Barcelona, Spain), a Marketing major who is also minoring in Business; junior defender Thomas Foust (Point Pleasant, WV), a Business Management and Marketing major; junior midfielder Jorge Guinovart (Barcelona, Spain), a Business Management major; senior defender Kimathi Kaumbutho (Nairobi, Kenya), a Business Management major; senior midfielder Edward Mussi, Jr. (Saline, MI), a Sports and Exercise major who is also minoring in Health; and junior forward Joao Paulo Antonio (Sao Paulo, Brazil), who is majoring in Business.

Baker (Kan.) landed the most individuals on the list with 11 total.

3 URG women’s soccer players named Scholar Athletes

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three individuals representing the University of Rio Grande were among the 588 women’s soccer student-athletes honored by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Seniors Melissa Dickerson (Little Hocking, OH) and Courtney Young (Okeana, OH) and fifth-year senior Karla Garn (Morrow, OH) represented the RedStorm on the list.

Dickerson, a midfielder, is an Accounting major and Young, a defender, is an Intervention Specialist major. Garn, a goalkeeper, is also an Intervention Specialist major.

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 to qualify for this honor.

Goshen (Ind.) leads all programs with 14 individuals on the list apiece.

Rio’s Ellis, Glover earn NAIA honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Two member of the University of Rio Grande women’s cross country team were among the 210 student-athletes recently recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.

Juniors Alex Ellis (Ona, WV) and Katie Glover (Ashville, OH) represented the RedStorm on the list. Ellis is a Marketing and Business Management major, while Glover is majoring in Accounting with a minor in Marketing.

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 to qualify for this honor.

Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) lead all schools with 11 athletes on the list.

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