KANSAS CITY – The Taylor University baseball program hauled in eight Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes for the second-highest total in the nation, as recently 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 eight of its 12 juniors and seniors receive the honor.
Jared Adkins, Jordan Crabb, Colin Eggleson, Rob Fox, Luke Hunter, Logan Rodgers, Tanner Watson and Sam Wiese were among the 383 baseball student-athletes from around the nation to be named as 2017 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and were eight of the 38 student-athletes from the Crossroads League to be recognized.
Taylor's eight NAIA Scholar-Athletes trailed only the 11 honors from William Woods for the top spot in the nation, tying with Spring Arbor for the lead in the Crossroads League.
In addition to the success in the classroom, Taylor went 35-21 overall during the 2017 campaign, finishing second in the CL and posting at least 32 victories for the ninth-straight year.