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Thu, Jul. 7, 2011 - [Ashford]
Another record total of 943 athletic programs from around the country were named NAIA Scholar Teams
Another record total of 943 athletic programs from around the country were named NAIA Scholar Teams

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fresh off a school-record 95 student-athletes named to the Midwest Collegiate Conference All-Academic Team, the Ashford University athletics department showed off its prowess in the classroom once again as NAIA Scholar-Team Awards were announced this afternoon.

The Saints had a total of eight programs named NAIA Scholar Teams, part of a grand total of 943 recognized among the national ranks.

The 943 selections represented another national-best mark after a then-record 857 teams earned the distinction in the 2009-10 academic year.

Lee (Tenn.) University's women's golf program was honored as the NAIA Scholar Team of the Year with a 3.86 grade point average in the 2010-11 academic timeline.

For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team Award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average must include all varsity student-athletes certified as eligible.

Among the Saints' athletic teams honored with qualified grade point averages includes softball (3.30), men's tennis (3.29), women's soccer (3.28), women's basketball (3.18), men's soccer (3.16), volleyball (3.16) baseball (3.14) and men's basketball (3.05).

Click here for a complete list of 2010-11 NAIA Scholar Teams