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Maple Leafs Set New Program Record With 51 NAIA Scholar-Athletes
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Leafs - Tue, May 28, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Goshen College Athletics Department strives to develop student-athletes athletically, academically, and as individuals of character in the community.  The Maple Leafs hit another major milestone in those efforts, breaking the program record with 51 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes during the 2012-13 academic year.

After racking up 27 in the fall, Goshen added 24 more during the winter and spring to total 51.  The previous academic year best was 50 during both the 2008-09 and 2009-10 years.

In five years, the Goshen College Athletic Department has been able to boast an impressive 233 NAIA Scholar-Athletes.  The winter and spring award winners are listed below.  For a complete list of fall honorees, please read more.

Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.  

Men's Basketball (3)
Jan Zawadzki (Berlin, Germany)
Matt Glick (Indianapolis, Ind.)
Jake Clemens (Telford, Pa.)
Men's Tennis (1)
Jackson Beck (Archbold, Ohio)
Women's Tennis (4)
Maddie Ruth (Harleysville, Pa.)
Rebekah Steiner (Geneva, Ind.)
Lauren Stoltzfus (Lancaster, Pa.)
Nikita Zook (Kidron, Ohio)
Men's Track & Field (4)
Jake GunderKline (Yellow Springs, Ohio)
Kyler Lehman (Albany, Ore.)
Levi Smucker (Akron, Pa.)
Mahomed Yarba Meissara (Atar, Mauritania)
Women's Track & Field (8)
Hannah Bartel (Iowa City, Iowa)
Alli Beitler (Berne, Ind.)
Dana Christner (Goshen, Ind.)
Karla Folker (Goshen, Ind.)
Erin Helmuth (Elkhart, Ind.)
Alicia Hofer (Dolton, S.D.)
Audrey Thill (Paoli, Ind.)
Alita Yoder (Elkhart, Ind.)
Baseball (2)
Luke Hucker (LaCrosse, Ind.)
Spencer Oversen (Goshen, Ind.)
Softball (2)
Jana Beitler (Berne, Ind.)
Maria Koshmider (Dundee, Ohio)