KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced the 1,883 teams that have earned the distinction for Scholar-Teams for the 2018-19 academic year. Midland University is represented by 20 teams, tied for fourth most amongst all institutions, and the most ever by the Warriors.
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 includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.
The Midland Volleyball team led the way with a team G.P.A. of 3.75. Other teams earning the honor were; Women’s Basketball (3.71), Women’s Swimming (3.57), Competitive Dance (3.54), Men’s Tennis (3.50), Women’s Golf 3.49), Softball (3.45), Women’s Indoor Track & Field (3.44), Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (3.44), Women’s Tennis (3.35), Women’s Bowling (3.34), Women’s Cross Country (3.31), Men’s Soccer (3.24), Men’ Basketball (3.23), Men’s Indoor Track & Field (3.20), Men’s Cross Country (3.19), Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (3.17), Women’s Soccer (3.16), Men’s Golf (3.08), and Women’s Lacrosse (3.05).
Additionally, the Women’s Hockey (3.23) and Women’s Shotgun (3.22) teams both turned in a team G.P.A. over 3.00. However, those teams do not qualify as they are not official NAIA sports.
For more information and to view the complete list of 2018-19 NAIA Scholar-Teams, click here.