KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its list of 2011-12 Scholar Teams, and Goshen College made the grade with four programs earning the prestigious award.
The Maple Leaf women's cross country team was among the best in the country with a team grade point average of 3.75. The impressive figure was tops in the Crossroads League - formerly the Mid-Central College Conference - and seventh in the nation among the 741 teams honored.
The Goshen College women's track and field team racked up a 3.60 team GPA, women's basketball posted a 3.35 and softball came in with a team mark of 3.11. Doug Yoder recently completed his eighth season as the head cross country coach and second in charge of the track and field program, while Stephanie Miller finished her first season as head coach of the women's basketball team and Lee Mast wrapped up his fourth year as head softball coach.
To achieve Scholar Team status, a team must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team GPA includes all varsity student-athletes certified as eligible.
To view the complete release, including a list of all scholar teams sorted by GPA and by school, click here.