Eighteen Morningside teams earned NAIA Scholar-Team status in 2016-17.

Eighteen of Morningside College’s athletic teams were named NAIA Scholar-Teams for the 2016-17 academic year.

Morningside’s 18 NAIA Scholar-Teams is the seventh highest total in the nation among schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Mustangs had 19 NAIA Scholar-Teams in 2015-16.

A team must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale as defined by the institution to be named a NAIA Scholar-Team. The team GPA includes all eligible varsity student-athletes.

The women’s tennis team led all of Morningside’s 2016-17 NAIA Scholar-Teams with a team GPA of 3.58.

Morningside’s NAIA Scholar-Teams and their GPAs are:

Women’s Tennis, 3.58

Women’s Basketball, 3.56

Men’s Soccer, 3.45

Women’s Golf, 3.34

Women’s Swimming, 3.33

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, 3.33

Women’s Volleyball, 3.33

Women’s Cross Country, 3.32

Women’s Soccer, 3.30

Women’s Indoor Track & Field, 3.29

Men’s Cross Country, 3.28

Men’s Tennis, 3.28

Softball, 3.27

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field, 3.11

Men’s Basketball, 3.10

Men’s Swimming, 3.10

Men’s Indoor Track & Field, 3.06

Competitive Cheer & Dance, 3.00

Click here for a complete list of the 2016-17 NAIA Scholar-Teams.