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2014 Duer and Liston Awards recognize top scholars and athletes

April 29, 2014

The NAIA's top awards for student-athletes have been selected by the Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives. Each receives a $1,000 scholarship.

A.O. Duer Scholarship Award

Presented by Daktronics, recognizes scholarship, character, and citizenship by junior student-athletes in any sport. Named in honor of the NAIA’s former executive secretary for his 26 years of service to the Association, the A.O. Duer Scholarship Award has been presented since 1967 to one male and one female junior student-athlete in any sport.

Brock Taute
Junior, Nebraska Wesleyan University
Track & Field/Cross Country
Major: Physics
GPA 3.98

Kathleen Mulligan
Junior, Carroll College (Mont.)
Volleyball, Track & Field
Major: Health Science
GPA 4.0

Emil S. Liston Scholarship Award

Presented by Daktronics, recognizes academic athletic excellence by junior student-athletes in men’s and women’s basketball. Named in honor of the NAIA’s first executive secretary and the prime mover behind the men’s basketball tournament, Emil Liston Scholarship Award has been presented annually since 1950 to one junior men’s and one junior women’s basketball student-athlete.

Lauren Rogers
Junior, Women’s Basketball
John Brown University (Ark.)
Major: Sports Medicine
3.91 GPA

Jacob Schuster
Junior, Men’s Basketball
Culver-Stockton College (Mo.)
Major: Mathematics
3.96 GPA