KANSAS CITY – Taylor recently had six individuals named as Daktronics NAIA Women's Track and Field Scholar-Athletes, as announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
In order 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 six of its 10 eligible student-athletes receive the honor.
Alex Berends, Tori Gaesser, Kathryn Gerig, Lauren Melchers, Abigail Phillips and Hannah Schroder were among the 467 women's track and field student-athletes from around the nation to be named as 2017 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and were six of the 53 student-athletes from the Crossroads League to be recognized.
In addition to the success in the classroom, Taylor finished 20th overall at the NAIA Indoor National Championships, took 56th at the NAIA Outdoor National Championships and produced seven NAIA All-American honors during the 2016-2017 campaign.