naia.org (Scholar Team List)
Five of the nine athletic programs at San Diego Christian have been recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as NAIA Scholar Teams for the 2013-14 year.
Softball (3.27), Volleyball (3.43), Women's Basketball (3.50), Women's Cross Country (3.43), and Women's Soccer (3.62) all met the requirements to earn the award.
"We are incredibly proud of our student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom," SDC Athletic Director Kyle Ferguson said.
"This achievement highlights the hardworking students we have at SDC."
For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar-Team, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade-point average includes all eligible varsity student-athletes. The NAIA recognized 1,290 individual athletic programs for their academic achievements. For the 2013-14 year, the entire SDC student-athletic body averaged a 3.24 GPA. "In all we do, whether on the field, in the community, or in the classroom, we seek to honor Christ," Ferguson said. "This is an example of that in action."