December 06, 2016

Holder Also Excels in the Classroom

Torri HolderTorri Holder, who has led the Lady Bobcat cross country team this past season with her accomplishments on the trail, has added more accolades to her collection.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recently announced that 335 women’s cross country student-athletes have been named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. 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 to qualify for this honor.  Torri Holder is the recipient of 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete award.

In addition, Holder was also named National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Scholar Athlete for 2016.  NCCAA Scholar Athletes must be of junior or senior academic standing making normal progress toward a degree, have completed at least one semester or quarter at the nominating institution, be a competing student-athlete or a varsity letter winner or that institution’s equivalent in the sport for which nominated, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40.

Congratulations, Torri, on an exciting and rewarding season both in cross country and the classroom!