The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announce the 2016-17 Daktronic-NAIA Scholar-Athletes for basketball today.
Eight Montana Tech players made the grade, including six members of the Oredigger women’s team.
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.
On the women’s side, Montana State Northern led all schools in the NAIA with eight. That list includes senior guard Natalee Faupel, a Butte High graduate.
The University of Great Falls and Montana Tech tied for second.
Oredigger women who made the grade are Rachel Farris, Callee Remsen, Martha Dembek, Bailey Armbruster, Kourtney Coverdell and Kaylynn Coverdell. Farris is making her third appearance on the prestigious list. Remsen and Dembek are appearing for a second time.
Montana Western’s Sierra Bignell also made the list.
On the men’s side, Orediggers Kale Guldseth, a Butte Central graduate, and Sadiq Inuwa made the grade. Former Oredigger Marcus Payne, now of Montana Western, joins them on the list.
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