Tech’s Rydberg, Engstrom, Baerlocher earn NAIA honors

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Monday that 48 Division I Men’s Basketball student-athletes have been named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The Montana Tech men’s basketball team placed three student-athletes on the list.

Senior Brandon Rydberg earned his second consecutive honor while junior Paul Engstrom and senior Reid Baerlocher made their first appearance on the NAIA Scholar Athlete list.

In total, 48 men’s basketball student-athletes were named to the list. Montana Tech had the most in the Frontier Conference with three while Biola (Calif.) led all institutions with five.

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 junior academic status.

— Montana Tech Sports Information

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