Record-Tying 23 Sabercats Earn Scholar-Athlete Honors

Record-Tying 23 Sabercats Earn Scholar-Athlete Honors

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Scholar-Athlete selections have been announced by the National Christian College Athletic Association, and 23 Maranatha student-athletes have earned the honor for the fall season. The mark of 23 ties Maranatha's highest mark on the NCCAA Scholar-Athlete listings.

To earn Scholar-Athlete status, student-athletes must be a junior, senior, or graduate student making normal progress toward a degree while maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale.

Men's Soccer topped the list with 9 student-athletes and Men's Cross Country was close behind with 5. Both teams made Maranatha the most-represented school in the NCCAA DII for the respective sports.

The following student-athletes from MBU earned the honor:

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Name                        Sport                              Major                         
Brendan Burckart Men's Soccer Accounting - CPA
Brett Cournoyer Men's Soccer   Biblical Studies
Madelyn Hansel Women's Cross Country Biblical Counseling
Abigail Jones Women's Volleyball Business Management
Janae Jorgensen Women's Soccer Physical Ed. and Health
Daniel Kroll Men's Soccer   Biology
Josh Kruit Men's Cross Country Business Management  
Randal Larson Men's Soccer   Biology
Colton Lingle Men's Cross Country Business Mgmt., Biblical Studies 
Leah Ng Women's Soccer   Business Management
Kevin Risma Men's Soccer   Youth Ministries
Asa St. Lawrence Men's Soccer   Pastoral Studies
Matthew Nutzhorn Men's Cross Country Biblical Studies
Cameron Rankin Men's Cross Country Pastoral Studies  
James Rossiter Men's Cross Country Pastoral Studies
Madeline Suderman Women's Volleyball Nursing
Ruth Tan Women's Cross Country Humanities: English
Andrew Taylor Men's Soccer   Business Management
Steven Thompson Men's Soccer   Pastoral Studies
Sarah Vander Pluym     Women's Cross Country      Nursing
Hannah Wells Women's Soccer   Elementary Teacher Ed.  
Alyssa Wright Women's Soccer   Business Management
John Zockoll Men's Soccer   Biology: Pre-Medical

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(Majors reflect the 2017 spring semester)

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