December 07, 2018

Cross Country Runners Named Scholar Athletes

Headshots of Beth Marteney, Hannah Duncan, Sam Scaggs, and Shane YorkBeth Marteney, Hannah Duncan, Sam Scaggs, and Shane York

Congratulations go out to three of our cross country runners who have been named as 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Cross Country Scholar-Athletes and four as NCCAA Scholar-Athletes.

Junior Hannah Duncan represents the Lady Bobcats on the list of 347 female cross country runners from across the nation who received the NAIA award.  Beth Marteney, also a junior, and Hannah were both named NCCAA Scholar-Athletes, as well.

Seniors Shane York and Sam Scaggs represent the CofO Bobcats on the list of 223 NAIA awardees and 43 NCCAA awardees.

In order to be named as a Scholar Athlete, competing student-athletes must be a junior or senior and hold a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.4 (NCCAA) or 3.5 (NAIA) on a 4.0 scale. Achieving scholar athlete status at College of the Ozarks is especially difficult because all students are required to work 15 hours per week at their on-campus work station. Maintaining a high GPA while juggling classroom participation, homework, competitions, travel, and practices is quite admirable.