Eight Mustangs receive scholar-athlete award

May 22, 2015 • Athletics

Eight members from Morningside College’s men’s and women’s track & field teams were named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

The Mustangs’ track & field Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes are:

Andrew Christen, a senior high jumper from Anselmo, Neb. Christen has a 3.69 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with a major in mathematics teaching.

Jessie Hamman, a junior hurdler from Manson, Iowa. Hamman has a 3.56 cumulative GPA with a major in nursing.

Eric Koithan, a senior middle distance runner from Mapleton, Iowa. Koithan has a 3.84 cumulative GPA with a major in elementary education.

Elizabeth Kube, a junior distance runner from Crofton, Neb. Kube has a 3.86 cumulative GPA with a major in business administration.

Tasha Lechtenberg, a junior distance runner from O’Neill, Neb. Lechtenberg has a 3.74 cumulative GPA with majors in English teaching and special education.

Ethan Van Briesen, a senior middle distance runner from George, Iowa. Van Briesen has a 3.67 cumulative GPA with a major in elementary education.

Jay Welp, a senior middle distance runner from Marcus, Iowa. Welp has a 3.67 cumulative GPA with a major in science teaching.

Taylor Woods, a junior weight thrower from Cherokee, Iowa. Woods has a 3.67 cumulative GPA with majors in elementary education and special education.

Student-athletes must be of at least junior academic status and have a minimum GPA of 3.50 in order to be eligible for Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.

Click here for the complete list of 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Track & Field Scholar-Athletes.

Click here for the complete list of 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Women's Track & Field Scholar-Athletes.