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NAIA 2006-07 Scholar Teams Announced

July 16, 2007

 

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is proud to announce the 2006-07 NAIA scholar teams. NAIA student-athletes around the country work diligently throughout the year for academic excellence at their respective institutions. This year over 400 teams earned at least a 3.0 team grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) during 2006-07 academic year, as defined by its institution.  

The men's golf team at Robert Morris College (Ill.) tops the list with a 3.86 team grade point average.

The NAIA is committed to high standards and to the principle that participation in athletics serves as an integral part of the total education process. Further the Association is dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics and provides student-athletes an environment that values academic and athletic excellence.

 

2006-2007 NAIA Scholar Teams

 

Sport

Gender

Institution

State

Head Coach

Team GPA

Baseball

M

Hannibal-LaGrange College

Mo.

Clay Biggs

3.05

Baseball

M

Hastings College

Neb.

Jim Boeve

3.03

Baseball

M

Indiana Wesleyan University

Ind.

Mark DeMichael

3.17

Baseball

M

Loyola University of New Orleans

La.

Doc Beeman

3.06

Baseball

M

McKendree College

Ill.

Jim Boehne

3.29

Baseball

M

Mount Marty College

S.D.

Andy Bernatow

3.29

Baseball

M

Oklahoma City University

Okla.

Denney Crabaugh

3.12

Baseball

M

Oregon Institute of Technology

Ore.

Matt Miles

3.12

Baseball

M

Reinhardt College

Ga.

Bill Popp

3.16

Baseball

M

Thomas University

Ga.

Mike Lee

3.15

Baseball

M

Webber International University

Fla.

Brad Niethammer

3.01

Basketball

M

Albertson College

Idaho

Mark Owen

3.27

Basketball

M

Baker University

Kan.

Richard Weaver

3.47

Basketball

M

Berry College

Ga.

Jeff Haarlow

3.09

Basketball

M

Black Hills State University

S.D.

Paul Sather

3.09

Basketball

M

Campbellsville University

Ky.

Keith Atkins

3.10

Basketball

M

Concordia University

Neb.

Grant Schmidt

3.08

Basketball

M

Dana College

Neb.

Chris Fear

3.13

Basketball

M

Doane College

Neb.

Ian Brown

3.17

Basketball

M

Eastern Oregon University

Ore.

Ryan Looney

3.05

Basketball

M

Grace College

Ind.

Jim Kessler

3.14

Basketball

M

Iowa Wesleyan College

Iowa

Al Magnani

3.14

Basketball

M

Loyola University

La.

Michael Giorlando

3.49

Basketball

M

Malone College

Ohio

Hal Smith

3.14

Basketball

M

Mount Marty College

S.D.

Jim Thorson

3.54

Basketball

M

Oregon Institute of Technology

Ore.

Daniel Miles

3.27

Basketball

W

Albertson College

Idaho

Reagan Rossi

3.37

Basketball

W

Avila University

Mo.

Larry Williams

3.37

Basketball

W

Azusa Pacific University

Calif.

Danelle Bishop

3.11

Basketball

W

Benedictine College

Kan.

Chad Folsom

3.23

Basketball

W

Berry College

Ga.

Jonathan Norton

3.38

Basketball

W

Bethel College

Kan.

Mark Fox

3.15

Basketball

W

Bethel College

Ind.

Jody Martinez

3.48

Basketball

W

Bethel College

Tenn.

Chris Nelson

3.37

Basketball

W

Bluefield College

Va.

Cheryl Fielitz-Scarbrough

3.20

Basketball

W

Briar Cliff University

Iowa

Mike Power

3.40

Basketball

W

Cardinal Stritch University

Wis.

Rich Panella

3.36

Basketball

W

Carlow University

Pa.

John Brown

3.33

Basketball

W

Central Christian College of Kansas

Kan.

David Bryant

3.56

Basketball

W

Concordia University

Neb.

Drew Olson

3.74

Basketball

W

Concordia University

Ore.

Aaron Christian

3.03

Basketball

W

Corban College

Ore.

Dave Bale

3.43

Basketball

W

Cornerstone University

Mich.

Carla Fles

3.31

Basketball

W

Culver-Stockton College

Mo.

Dan Chapla

3.03

Basketball

W

Cumberland College

Tenn.

Clint Mason

3.03

Basketball

W

Doane College

Neb.

Tracee Fairbanks

3.34

Basketball

W

Dordt College

Iowa

Glenn Bouma

3.54

Basketball

W

Eastern Oregon University

Ore.

Anji Weissenfluh

3.16

Basketball

W

Evangel University

Mo.

Leon Neal

3.38

Basketball

W

Freed-Hardeman University

Tenn.

Dale Neal

3.51

Basketball

W

Georgetown College

Ky.

Susan Johnson

3.35

Basketball

W

Grace College

Ind.

Scott Blum

3.24

Basketball

W

Houghton College

N.Y.

Skip Lord

3.42

Basketball

W

Indiana Wesleyan University

Ind.

Steve Brooks

3.60

Basketball

W

Iowa Wesleyan College

Iowa

Steve Williamson

3.54

Basketball

W

Jamestown College

N.D.

Mark Wiest

3.19

Basketball

W

John Brown University

Ark.

Jeff Soderquist

3.13

Basketball

W

King College

Tenn.

Michele Williams

3.18

Basketball

W

Lindenwood University

Mo.

Chandra Jackson

3.22

Basketball

W

Loyola University

La.

DoBee Plaisance

3.38

Basketball

W

Lubbock Christian University

Texas

Steve Gomez

3.52

Basketball

W

Malone College

Ohio

Lori Wynn

3.35

Basketball

W

McKendree College

Ill.

Melissa Ringhausen

3.62

Basketball

W

Midland Lutheran College

Neb.

Joanne Bracker

3.02

Basketball

W

University of Montana- Western

Mont.

Kevin Engellant

3.38

Basketball

W

Mount Marty College

S.D.

Chuck Iverson

3.54

Basketball

W

Oklahoma Christian University

Okla.

Stephanie Findley

3.56

Basketball

W

Oregon Institute of Technology

Ore.

Tom Loney

3.50

Basketball

W

College of the Ozarks

Mo.

George Wilson

3.18

Basketball

W

College of St. Mary

Neb.

Kevin Lein

3.16

Basketball

W

University of St. Mary

Kan.

Michael Basler

3.20

Basketball

W

Savannah College of Art and Design

Ga.

Stephany Raines

3.39

Basketball

W

Trinity Christian College

Ill.

Liz Metcalfe

3.40

Basketball

W

Urbana University

Ohio

Rob Phillips

3.08

Basketball

W

Ursuline College

Ohio

Nelson Schorr

3.11

Basketball

W

Waldorf College

Iowa

Denny Jerome

3.32

Basketball

W

Webber International University

Fla.

Ben Braaten

3.03

Cross Country

M

Central Christian College of Kansas

Kan.

Bryan Minnich

3.14

Cross Country

M

Concordia University

Neb.

Kregg Einspahr

3.42

Cross Country

M

University of the Cumberlands

Ky.

Floyd Stoud

3.33

Cross Country

M

Georgetown College

Ky.

Abe Padilla

3.39

Cross Country

M

Goshen College

Ind.

Doug Yoder

3.10

Cross Country

M

Houghton College

N.Y.

Bob Smalley

3.30

Cross Country

M

Indiana Wesleyan University

Ind.

John Foss

3.09

Cross Country

M

Lewis-Clark State College

Idaho

Mike Collins

3.26

Cross Country

M

Lindenwood University

Mo.

Jason Laine

3.21

Cross Country

M

Loyola University

La.

Al Seither

3.13

Cross Country

M

Malone College

Ohio

Jack Hazen

3.53

Cross Country

M

Oklahoma Christian University

Okla.

Randy Heath

3.46

Cross Country

M

Olivet Nazarene University

Ill.

Mike McDowell

3.32

Cross Country

M

Oregon Institute of Technology

Ore.

Ken Coffman

3.45

Cross Country

M

Savannah College of Art and Design

Ga.

Michael Sergi

3.39

Cross Country

M

St. Ambrose University

Iowa

Dan Zeimet

3.26

Cross Country

M

Walsh University

Ohio

Dan McCallion

3.65

Cross Country

M

Westmont College

Calif.

Russell Smelley

3.52

Cross Country

W

Azusa Pacific University

Calif.

Mike Barnett

3.37

Cross Country

W

Berry College

Ga.

Paul Deaton

3.33

Cross Country

W

Central Christian College of Kansas

Kan.

Bryan Minnich

3.61

Cross Country

W

Concordia University

Neb.

Kregg Einspahr

3.74

Cross Country

W

Concordia University

Ore.

Randy Dalzell

3.50

Cross Country

W

University of the Cumberlands

Ky.

Floyd Stoud

3.63

Cross Country

W

Doane College

Neb.

Brad Jenny

3.50

Cross Country

W

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fla.

Mike Rosolino

3.20

Cross Country

W

Eastern Oregon University

Ore.

Ben Welch

3.39

Cross Country

W

Georgetown College

Ky.

Abe Padilla

3.55

Cross Country

W

Goshen College

Ind.

Doug Yoder

3.46

Cross Country

W

Houghton College

N.Y.

Bob Smalley

3.32

Cross Country

W

Indiana Wesleyan University

Ind.

John Foss

3.40

Cross Country

W

Lewis-Clark State College

Idaho

Mike Collins

3.23

Cross Country

W

Loyola University

La.

Al Seither

3.56

Cross Country

W

Malone College

Ohio

Jack Hazen

3.53

Cross Country

W

Marian College

Ind.

Dave Roberts

3.58

Cross Country

W

Missouri Valley College

Mo.

John Pickens

3.22

Cross Country

W

Oklahoma Christian University

Okla.

Randy Heath

3.55

Cross Country

W

Olivet Nazarene University

Ill.

Mike McDowell

3.79

Cross Country

W

Oregon Institute of Technology

Ore.

Ken Coffman

3.27

Cross Country

W

St. Ambrose University

Iowa

Dan Zeimet

3.56

Cross Country

W

College of St. Mary

Neb.

John Mulligan

3.45

Cross Country

W

Savannah College of Art and Design

Ga.

Michael Sergi

3.39

Cross Country

W

Sterling College

Kan.

Jack Dillard

3.56

Cross Country

W

Ursuline College

Ohio

Mike Badway

3.51

Cross Country

W

Webber International University

Fla.

Terrel Griffin

3.03

Cross Country

W

Westmont College

Calif.

Russell Smelley

3.31

Football

M

Azusa Pacific University

Calif.

Victor Santa Cruz

3.05

Golf

M

Berry College

Ga.

Brian Ferrer

3.07

Golf

M

Campbellsville University

Ky.

P.J. Throckmorton

3.32

Golf

M

Concordia University

Neb.

Carl Everts

3.01

Golf

M

Concordia University

Ore.

Ronn Grove

3.03

Golf

M

Dakota Wesleyan University

S.D.

Adam Anderson

3.13

Golf

M

Doane College

Neb.

Kevin Sullivan

3.18

Golf

M

Dordt College

Neb.

Mark Christians

3.27

Golf

M

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fla.

Maria Lopez

3.22

Golf

M

Grace College

Ind.

Bo Wright

3.16

Golf

M

Hastings College

Neb.

Roger Doerr

3.26

Golf

M

Indiana Wesleyan University

Ind.

Steve Evans

3.11

Golf

M

Lindsey Wilson College

Ky.

Chris Starks

3.02

Golf

M

Malone College

Ohio

Ken Hyland

3.42

Golf

M

McKendree College

Ill.

Trent Poelker

3.10

Golf

M

Northwestern College

Iowa

Mark Bloemendaal

3.19

Golf

M

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio

Chris Deibel

3.41

Golf

M

Oklahoma Christian University

Okla.

David Lynn

3.15

Golf

M

Oklahoma City University

Okla.

Kyle Blaser

3.19

Golf

M

Point Loma Nazarene University

Calif.

Ben Foster

3.21

Golf

M

Robert Morris College

Ill.

Bob Franz

3.86

Golf

M

St. Ambrose University

Iowa

Jeff Griebel

3.27

Golf

M

Savannah College of Art and Design

Ga.

Fred Fruisen

3.51

Golf

M

University of Sioux Falls

S.D.

Ken Kortemeyer

3.03

Golf

M

Texas Wesleyan University

Texas

Kevin Millikan

3.03

Golf

M

Waldorf College

Iowa

Josh Damm

3.10

Golf

W

Black Hills State University

S.D.

Sarah Johnson

3.07

Golf

W

Briar Cliff University

Iowa

Marian Pesky

3.15

Golf

W

Central Christian College of Kansas

Kan.

Roy Milam

3.24

Golf

W

Concordia University

Neb.

Carl Everts

3.57

Golf

W

Concordia University

Ore.

Ronn Grove

3.29

Golf

W

Culver-Stockton College

Mo.

Ryan Parker

3.61

Golf

W

Dakota Wesleyan University

S.D.

Adam Anderson

3.20

Golf

W

Doane College

Neb.

Kevin Sullivan

3.36

Golf

W

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fla.

Maria Lopez

3.73

Golf

w

Georgetown College

Ky.

Flash Williams

3.33

Golf

W

Lindenwood University

Mo.

Roger Ellis

3.32

Golf

W

Lindsey Wilson College

Ky.

Chris Wells

3.50

Golf

W

Midland Lutheran College

Neb.

JB Harris

3.07

Golf

W

Northwestern College

Iowa

Harold Hoftyzer

3.29

Golf

W

Ohio Dominican University

Ohio

Chris Deibel

3.23

Golf

W

Oklahoma City University

Okla.

Sara Mobley

3.24

Golf

W

Park University

Mo.

Kelly DeFeo

3.48

Golf

W

Robert Morris College

Ill.

Bob Franz

3.67

Golf

W

Rocky Mountain College

Mont.

Randy Northrop

3.34

Golf

W

St. Ambrose University

Iowa

Michael Orfitelli

3.64

Golf

W

Savannah College of Art and Design

Ga.

Amanda Workman

3.13

Golf

W

University of Texas-Brownsville

Texas

Robert Lucio

3.11

Golf

W

Thomas University

Ga.

Ena Parrott

3.02

Golf

W

University of Sioux Falls

S.D.

Ken Kortemeyer

3.16

Golf

W

Urbana University

Ohio

Jacquelyn Howell

3.16

Golf

W

Ursuline College

Ohio

Mike McCon

3.69

Golf

W

Waldorf College

Iowa

Jason Bruckhoff

3.21

Golf

W

Webber International University

Fla.

Nancy Nichols

3.28

Soccer

M

Azusa Pacific University

Calif.

Phil Wolf

3.10

Soccer

M

Berry College

Ga.

Richard Vardy

3.08

Soccer

M

Cardinal Stritch University

Wis.

Patrick Clemens

3.17

Soccer

M

Central Christian College of Kansas

Kan.

Lenny Favara

3.15

Soccer

M

Concordia University

Neb.

Art Busha

3.21

Soccer

M

Concordia University

Ore.

Dan Birkey

3.01

Soccer

M

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fla.

David Gregson

3.43

Soccer

M

Houghton College

N.Y.

Matthew Webb

3.08

Soccer

M

Indiana Wesleyan University

Ind.

Mike Castro

3.36

Soccer

M

The Master's College

Calif.

Jim Rickard

3.20

Soccer

W

Azusa Pacific University

Calif.

Jason Surrell

3.17

Soccer

W

Baker University

Kan.

Nate Houser

3.09

Soccer

W

Bellevue University

Neb.

Andrew Nicolarsen

3.34

Soccer

W

Berry College

Ga.

Lorenzo Canalis

3.31

Soccer

W

Bethel College

Tenn.

Misty Aird

3.18

Soccer

W

Calumet College of St. Joseph

Ind.

Peter Haring

3.24

Soccer

W

Cardinal Stritch University

Wis.

Patrick Clemens

3.21

Soccer

W

Carlow University

Pa.

Marcus Pollidore

3.31

Soccer

W

Cedarville University

Ohio

John McGillivray

3.36

Soccer

W

Central Christian College of Kansas

Kan.

Mark Reimer

3.36

Soccer

W

Concordia University

Neb.

Rob Giesbrecht

3.24

Soccer

W

Concordia University

Ore.

Grant Landy

3.29

Soccer

W

Cornerstone University

Mich.

Randy Strawser

3.37

Soccer

W

University of the Cumberlands

Ky.

Aron Bassoff

3.42

Soccer

W

Culver-Stockton College

Mo.

Mark Thomas

3.12

Soccer

W

Daemen College

N.Y.

Hector Vasquez

3.25

Soccer

W

Dana College

Neb.

Shad Beam

3.21

Soccer

W

Doane College

Neb.

Duane Johnson

3.35

Soccer

W

Dordt College

Iowa

Bill Elgersma

3.34

Soccer

W

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Fla.

Philip Jones

3.17

Soccer

W

Freed-Hardeman University

Tenn.

Jason Elliot

3.57

Soccer

W

Georgetown College

Ky.

Anthony Chandler

3.31

Soccer

W

Grace College

Ind.

Eric Mikel

3.29

Soccer

W

Hannibal-LaGrange College

Mo.

Jason Nichols

3.28

Soccer

W

Houghton College

N.Y.

David Lewis

3.29

Soccer

W

Indiana Wesleyan University

Ind.

John Bratcher

3.44

Soccer

w

Lambuth University

Tenn.

Simon Duffy

3.49

Soccer

W

Lee University

Tenn.

Matt Yelton

3.14

Soccer

W

Malone College

Ohio

Kelly Gray

3.19

Soccer

W

McKendree College

Ill.

Tim Strange

3.21

Soccer

W

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Okla.

Steve Barrows

3.52

Soccer

W

Oklahoma Christian University

Okla.

Sean O'Connor

3.19

Soccer

W

Oregon Institute of Technology

Ore.

Bryan Mueller

3.49

Soccer

W

Park University

Mo.

Ken Hefner

3.25

Soccer

W

Reinhardt College

Ga.

Andy Kaplan

3.41

Soccer

W

College of St. Mary

Neb.

Jim Homan

3.38

Soccer

W

University of St. Mary

Kan.

Derek Mazeitis

3.15

Soccer

W

Savannah College of Art and Design

Ga.

Andrew Williamson

3.39

Soccer

W

Shawnee State University

Ohio

Rob Appell

3.34

Soccer

W

Siena Heights University

Mich.

Scott Oliver

3.30

Soccer

W

Southern Oregon University

Ore.

Jon Clement

3.25

Soccer

W

Spring Hill College

Ala.

Adam Pearce

3.12

Soccer

W

Tiffin University

Ohio

Rudy Brownell

3.14

Soccer

W

Ursuline College

Ohio

Jason Kubbins

3.33

Soccer

W

Viterbo University

Wis.

William Lemke

3.62

Soccer

W

Webber International University

Fla.

Danny Gilks

3.00

Softball

W

Azusa Pacific University

Calif.

Lori Kwiatkowski

3.36

Softball

W

Baker University

Kan.

Jennifer Rigdon

3.41

Softball

W

Bethany College

Kan.

Janice Esses

3.36

Softball

W

Black Hills State University

S.D.

Amy Gurney

3.04

Softball

W

Briar Cliff University

Iowa

Heather Hupke

3.23

Softball

W

Carlow University

Pa.

Robert Sirko

3.36

Softball

W

Concordia University

Neb.

Frank Greene

3.53

Softball

W

Concordia University

Ore.

Carrie Kosderka-Farrell

3.18

Softball

W

Culver-Stockton College

Mo.

Michelle Krassinger

3.25

Softball

W

Doane College

Neb.

Barry Mosley

3.19

Softball

W

Dordt College

Iowa

Brian Kroeze

3.33

Softball

W

Emmanuel College

Ga.

Ricky Sanders

3.22

Softball

W

Geneva College

Pa.

Van Zanic

3.19

Softball

W

Georgetown College

Ky.

Thomas Thornton

3.18

Softball

W

Graceland University

Iowa

Don Stopa

3.35

Softball

W

Hannibal-LaGrange College

Mo.

Dan Hurst

3.10

Softball

W

Indiana Wesleyan University

Ind.

Sue Bowman

3.07

Softball

W

Iowa Wesleyan College

Iowa

Mike Hampton

3.36

Softball

W

Judson College

Ill.

Becky Bruns

3.22

Softball

W

Lindenwood University

Mo.

Don Loberg

3.15

Softball

W

Malone College

Ohio

Angela Seders

3.21

Softball

W

McKendree College

Ill.

Evelyn Bean

3.32

Softball

W

McPherson College

Kan.

Mike McCormick

3.04

Softball

W

Mount Marty College

S.D.

Albert Fernandez

3.24

Softball

W

Oklahoma Christian University

Okla.

Tom Heath

3.25

Softball

w

Oregon Institute of Technology

Ore.

Greg Stewart

3.36

Softball

W

Robert Morris College

Ill.

Megan Smith Eggert

3.14

Softball

W

College of St. Mary

Neb.

Dan Bouska

3.40

Softball

W

St. Thomas University

Fla.

Jeff Norman

3.27

Softball

W

Saint Xavier University

Ill.

Myra Minuskin

3.46

Softball

W

Savannah College of Art and Design

Ga.

Terri Knecht

3.22

Softball

W

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Okla.

Taralee Pringle

3.10

Softball

W

Siena Heights University

Mich.

Laura Klutsarits

3.21

Softball

W

Thomas University

Ga.

Tania Black

3.55

Softball

W

Ursuline College

Ohio

Sue Woodford

3.22

Softball

W

Waldorf College

Iowa

Denner Gilbertson

3.33

Softball

W

Webber International University

Fla.

Melissa Maiel

3.01

Softball

W

William Woods University

Mo.

Tracy Gastineau

3.38

Swimming and Diving

M

Biola University

Calif.

Eddie Shepard

3.23

Swimming and Diving

M

University of the Cumberlands

Ky.

Garry Nelson

3.09

Swimming and Diving

W

Savannah College of Art and Design

Ga.

Scott Rabalais

3.31

Swimming and Diving

W

Union College

Ky.

Rafael Forti

3.00

Swimming and Diving

W

Biola University

Calif.

Eddie Shepard

3.48

Swimming and Diving

W

University of the Cumberlands

Ky.

Garry Nelson

3.20

Swimming and Diving

W

Lindenwood University

Mo.

Craig Penrose

3.16

Swimming and Diving

W

Mills College

Calif.

Neil Virtue

3.31

Swimming and Diving

M

Savannah College of Art and Design

Ga.

Scott Rabalais

3.07

Tennis

M

Azusa Pacific University

Calif.

Mark Bohren

3.06

Tennis

M

Baker University

Kan.

Regan Dodd

3.07

Tennis

M

Berry College

Ga.

Clay Hightower

3.36

Tennis

M

Cedarville University

Ohio

Alan Edlund

3.37

Tennis

M

Central Christian College of Kansas

Kan.

David Ferrell

3.10

Tennis

M

Concordia University

Neb.

Mark Lemke

3.24

Tennis

M