Beth 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.