On Friday, December 4th, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced the 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes for women’s volleyball.
Lady Bobcat volleyball student athletes achieving this prestigious award included Sarah Kreul and Jamie Reaves.
Kreul, from Republic, Mo. is a 5’8 junior setter who majors in accounting. She closed out her 2015 season tallying 544 assists and 39 service aces, while being named All-Conference Honorable Mention.
Reaves is a 6’1 senior middle hitter from Cabool, Mo. and majors in elementary education. Her final season for the Lady Bobcats saw her named as a First Team All-Conference recipient. Reaves led the conference in total blocks this season, while also ranking #12 in NAIA, as she posted 162 blocks (1.1 per set) and contributed 339 kills.
In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, 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. This is a significant accomplishment for any athlete, but particularly so for College of the Ozarks' athletes, who also are required to work 15 hours per week at an on-campus job in addition to their classroom and sport responsibilities.
Congratulations, Sarah & Jamie!