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Three Orediggers Named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes


3/19/2012

The NAIA announced the Men’s and Women’s Basketball 2011-12 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Brianne McClafferty, Tabitha Tomlinson and AJ Paine received the academic award.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

Montana Tech had only five student-athletes eligible for this award based on their year at the institution.

Eight women and ten men from the Frontier Conference made the list. Westminster men led all schools in NAIA Division I with seven honorees.

All three players from Montana Tech just completed their final season for the Oredigger basketball teams. This is Tomlinson’s first and McClafferty and Paine’s second nomination to the list.