PIKEVILLE – National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) officials announced Monday that four cross country student-athletes from the University of Pikeville have been named 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.
In order to be nominated by an institution’s sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved at least junior academic status.
Two of UPIKE’s award winners came from the men’s team, including senior Kyle Allen from Oil Springs and his classmate Bradley Loader from Pikeville. The national academic honor is the second for both athletes.
On the women’s side, the Bears honored include junior JoBeth Bingham from Barbourville, Ky., and her classmate Molly Frank out of Greensburg. This is the first academic year that the pair has been eligible for the honor.