KANSAS CITY – The Taylor University softball team earned three Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete Awards, as recently announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.
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.
Jessie Britt, Maddie Cornell and Hannah Robbins were among the 395 softball student-athletes around the nation to be named 2017 NAIA Scholar-Athletes and were three of the 32 student-athletes from the Crossroads League to be honored.
In addition to the team's success in the classroom, Taylor earned its second-ever win, a 3-2 victory over No. 6 Lindsey Wilson, in its second-ever trip to the NAIA National Tournament, while collecting the second-most wins in a season in team history (39) and winning a program-record 13 consecutive contests from March 21 to April 4.