Volleyball leads nation with 8 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
December 07, 2010

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Among 262 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) colleges and universities with volleyball programs, Bryan and McKendree (Illinois) shared top honors with each team having eight of their women's volleyball student-athletes being named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

The eight Lady Lions student-athletes who received this honor are as follows:  
The 2010 team finished with a 22-15 record and advanced to the AAC semifinals for the fifth season in a row. Last year the team was ranked 20th in the NAIA for their combined GPA of 3.49.

Volleyball Head Coach Leo Sayles commented, "I'm very pleased with the tremendous academic success of the young ladies in our program! They exemplify everything we strive to be as athletes, students, and Christians. I would love to take credit, but this honor is a direct result of their hard work and focus in the classroom. I am honored to coach such a fine, outstanding group of student-athletes."
 
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status to qualify for this honor.