The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced last week that 467 women and 316 men have been named 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Track and Field Scholar-Athletes. Culver-Stockton placed five competitors (three women and two men) on the list this season.
Named from the women's team were Ashlyn May, a senior sports science and psychology major from Liberty, Ill. (Liberty HS); Briah Snowden, a Pre-Occupational Therapy major (health minor) from St. Louis, Mo. (Valley Park HS) and Abri Perchetti, a senior biological chemistry major from Tonopah, Nev. (Tonopah HS).
Named from the men's team were Mitchell Barton, a senior criminal justice and business administration major from Nebo, Ill. (Pittsfield, Ill.) and Laine Chedwick, a junior business administration and marketing major from Mexico, Mo. (Mexico HS). May, Perchetti and Barton were named for the second straight year.
In order to be nominated, 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 and been in attendance at the nominating institution for four full semesters to qualify for this honor. Transfer students must complete one full year to be eligible.