Five Morningside wrestlers received the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award.

Five members of the Morningside wrestling team received the 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award.

The Mustangs’ total of five Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes is the second highest total in the nation behind Grand View University with six.

The Mustangs’ Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete wrestlers are:

Derik Bailey, a senior from Smithland, Iowa, who has a 3.96 cumulative grade point average (GPA) with a major in biology.

Dakota Drenth, a junior from Hartley, Iowa, who has a 3.64 cumulative GPA with majors in elementary education and special education.

Nick Madsen, a junior from Le Mars, Iowa, who has a 3.69 cumulative GPA with a major in business administration.

Devin Phaly, a junior from Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, who has a 3.72 cumulative GPA with a major in advertising.

Alex Schmitz, a senior from Carroll, Iowa, who has a 3.86 cumulative GPA with a major in biology.

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 2018 Daktronics-NAIA Wrestling Scholar-Athletes.