Nineteen of Morningside’s athletic teams were named NAIA Scholar-Teams for 2015-16.

Nineteen of Morningside College’s athletic teams were named NAIA Scholar-Teams for the 2015-16 academic year.

Morningside’s 19 NAIA Scholar-Teams is the third highest total in the nation among schools in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Mustangs had 15 NAIA Scholar-Teams in 2014-15.

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 2015-16 NAIA Scholar-Teams with a team GPA of 3.60.

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

Women’s Basketball, 3.56

Women’s Cross Country, 3.44

Women’s Indoor Track & Field, 3.43

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field, 3.38

Women’s Volleyball, 3.30

Women’s Golf, 3.29

Women’s Soccer, 3.28

Softball, 3.25

Men’s Soccer, 3.16

Men’s Tennis, 3.14

Men’s Basketball, 3.12

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field, 3.10

Men’s Swimming & Diving, 3.09

Men’s Indoor Track & Field, 3.08

Men’s Cross Country, 3.08

Baseball, 3.06

Competitive Cheer & Dance, 3.04

Women’s Swimming & Diving, 3.00

Click here for a complete list of the 2015-16 NAIA Scholar-Teams.