Ten Student-Athletes from Spring Sports Earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete Honors
Ten Reinhardt University student-athletes who competed in spring sports recently earned 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. To receive the award, a student-athlete must be a junior or above in academic standing and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.
Five members of Reinhardt’s 2012 softball team garnered the national recognition, including senior Bailey Arnaud, a sport studies major with a minor in business administration from Kennesaw, Ga.; senior Becca Jones, a business administration major out of Howard, Ga.; senior Andrea Thibaudeau, a sport studies major with a minor in business administration from Cartersville, Ga.; junior Lindsey Booker, a pre-nursing major out of Americus, Ga.; and sophomore Callie Ann Poole, a biology major also from Howard. Arnaud, Jones and Thibaudeau are repeat selections from last year and all three received their bachelor’s degrees from Reinhardt in April with magna cum laude honors.
From the Eagles’ baseball squad, three players were named to the elite list, including senior Josh Wilson, a business administration major from Marietta, Ga.; junior Matt Hartwell, a middle grades education major out of Cumming, Ga.; and junior Jake Waters, a junior business administration major from Kennesaw, Ga. Wilson, a recent cum laude graduate of Reinhardt, was also chosen for NAIA Scholar-Athlete accolades in 2011.
The sports of women’s tennis and men’s tennis each had one student-athlete selected for the national awards in senior Kayla Spivey, an early childhood education major out of Woodstock, Ga., and senior Nahum Vigo-Fas, a psychology major from Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, respectively. Spivey, an NAIA Scholar-Athlete a year ago, earned her bachelor’s degree from Reinhardt in April with magna cum laude honors while Vigo-Fas was a cum laude graduate.