KANSAS CITY – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics recently announced its list of 2016 Daktronics NAIA Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athletes, with Taylor placing four student-athletes on the list.
In order to be eligible to be named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status at their current institution. Taylor had four of its six eligible student-athletes receive the honor.
Alex Berends, Kathryn Gerig, Lauren Melchers and Ellie Rodman were among the 335 women's cross country student-athletes from around the nation to be named as 2016 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and were among the 34 Crossroads League student-athletes to be recognized.
Taylor also found plenty of success on the course during the 2016 campaign, adding a fourth-straight Crossroads League Championship to go with a fourth-straight top-20 showing at the NAIA National Championships.