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20 IUSB Student-Athletes and Ten Teams Honored on NAIA Awards Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced Tuesday, Sept. 15 the 2020 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes and NAIA Scholar Team awards. Indiana University South Bend earned 10 Scholar Team awards while 20 Titan student-athletes were named scholar-athletes.


For a team to be awarded, they must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale for the academic year.

Team GPA
Baseball 3.06
Men’s Basketball 3.05
Women’s Basketball 3.34
Men’s Golf 3.20
Women’s Golf 3.15
Women’s Soccer 3.11
Softball 3.27
Men’s Tennis 3.51
Women’s Tennis 3.42
Women’s Volleyball 3.44

In order to be nominated for the NAIA Scholar-Athlete, an individual must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer. Below is a list of Scholar-Athletes by sport:

Baseball (3)
Kyle Hallberg (Senior | Lansing, Ill.): Education
Matthew Miller (Senior | Middlebury, Ind.): Business
Tyler Welborn (Junior | Lebanon, Ind.): Education

Women’s Basketball (1)
Courtney Haynes (Senior | Marion, Ind.): Accounting & Finance

Women’s Cross Country (1)
Taylor Nemtuda (Junior | Chesterton, Ind.): Dental Hygiene

Men’s Golf (1)
David Counsellor (Junior | Mishawaka, Ind.): Finance

Women’s Golf (1)
Erin Trabert (Senior | Columbia City, Ind.): Dental Hygiene

Softball (6)
Emily Anglin (Junior | Fort Wayne, Ind.): Rehabilitation Science
Kiah Ferrell (Senior | Plainfield, Ind.): Biological Sciences
Mackenzie Myars (Junior | Frankfort, Ind.): Health Promotions
Becca Stevens (Senior | Mooresville, Ind.): Social Work
Brittany Vanderbrink (Junior | Avon, Ind.): Speech Language Pathology
Haylie Williamson (Senior | Hartford City, Ind.): Speech Language Pathology

Men’s Tennis (2)
Brendon Handy (Senior | Edwardsburg, Mich.): Actuarial Science
Jacob Kanaby (Junior | Edwardsburg, Mich.): Rehabilitation Science

Women’s Tennis (1)
Alexis Deak (Junior | Cassopolis, Mich.): Nursing

Women’s Volleyball (4)
Ashli Drewes (Senior | New Buffalo, Mich.): General Studies
Madison Burger (Senior | Indianapolis, Ind.): Social Work
Robbie Berg (Senior | Montague, Mich.): Sport and Exercise Science
Samantha Hockstra (Senior | Fruitport, Mich.): Interpersonal Communications