Lindsay Heun, a two-year member of the Bobcat women's cross country team, has been selected as a 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.
In order to be nominated for the award by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior status.
Senior cross country runner Heun (Kearney, Nebraska) is majoring in Sociology with a Christian Ministry minor. She has been an integral part of the women's team since 2014, when cross country was added back into the College's athletic program. Her leadership has helped lead the Lady Bobcats to a third-place finish in the A.I.I. Conference this season.
To be named as an Academic All-American, College of the Ozarks' students must meet the nomination criteria with regard to status and grade point average, but C of O athletes are also responsible to fulfill their 15-hour per week on-campus work assignments. Heun serves as a resident assistant for Mabee Dorm. Her work ethic on and off the course and in the classroom has set a great example for her teammates.
Congratulations, Lindsay, on this significant accomplishment!