Three Queens Among List of 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Three Queens among list of 2020-21 NAIA Scholar-Athletes


Flying Queens Jolie Donaldson, Payton Brown, and Kaylee Edgemon and the Flying Queens basketball team were among a dozen Wayland Baptist teams and 34 WBU individuals have been recognized as NAIA Scholar Teams and Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The recognition is based on the 2020-21 academic year.  

With 3.54 grade point averages, the men’s soccer team and the women’s basketball team posted the highest GPA among WBU teams, followed closely by men’s golf at 3.53 and women’s golf at 3.50. Volleyball was right behind at 3.48.

To be named an NAIA Scholar Team, teams must post a minimum 3.0 grade point average for the fall and spring terms while including every varsity athlete certified as eligible.

The Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete programs recognizes student-athletes who are juniors or above in academic standing with a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

The NAIA honored more than 11,000 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes and more than 2,000 NAIA Scholar Teams as a part of its annual NAIA National Awards Day today.
NAIA Scholar Teams
Soccer – Men’s 3.54
Basketball – Women’s 3.54
Golf – Men’s 3.53
Golf – Women’s 3.50
Volleyball – Women’s 3.48
Soccer – Women’s 3.41
Basketball – Men’s 3.27
Track & Field – Men’s 3.20
Cross Country – Women’s 3.17
Baseball 3.10
Track & Field – Women’s 3.08
Cross Country – Men’s 3.02
NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Tanner Solomon, Senior
Austin Moya, Senior
Luis Vargas, Junior
Cameron O’Donnell, Senior
Matthew Booth, Junior
Casey Buck, Junior
Joseph Colurciello, Junior
Samuel Daily, Junior
Kaleb Thornton, Junior
Christian Vaughn, Junior
Men’s Basketball
Tre Fillmore, Senior
Men’s Golf
Sebastien Tremulot, Senior
Joshua Smedema, Junior
Men’s Soccer
Alek Martinez, Senior
Stefano Pesce, Senior
Gerardo Perdomo, Junior
Gonzalo Santa, Senior
Men’s Track & Field
Kirk Baril, Senior
Shai Brown, Senior
Women’s Basketball
Jolie Donaldson, Senior
Payton Brown, Junior
Kaylee Edgemon, Junior
Women’s Cross Country
Ryiann Araujo, Junior
Michaela Phipps, Junior
Women’s Golf
Kenlie Baxter, Senior
Women’s Soccer
Iris Nevarez, Senior
Lucy Chavez, Junior
Chelsea Kelley, Junior
Bianca Roman, Senior
Kellie Kozak, Senior
Tatijana Markic, Junior
Lucie Mahelova, Senior
Ariel Marquez, Junior
Women’s Wrestling
Nina Pham, Senior

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