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Missouri Southern Produces Seven Academic and Scholar-Athlete Award Winners



Kansas City, Mo. -- The Missouri Southern athletic department had seven Academic Excellence and Scholar-Athlete award winners as the MIAA Announced its Spring Academic Awards last week. 

The Academic Excellence Awards goes to students that maintain a cumulative 4.0 GPA or better and the student-athletes must also have at least two terms of attendance. Earning the award for the spring semester were: Ryan Drendel (men's track and field), Angel Badalementi (softball), Abi Corbett (softball), Taurean Guzman (softball), Allie Heckemeyer (women's track and field), Rachel Ray (women's track and field) and Katie Skelton (women's track and field). 

The league also announced its scholar-athlete award which goes to student-athletes that maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA or better, while also achieing All-MIAA status in their respective sport. Student-athletes also have to have at least two terms of attendance at the school to earn the award. 

Earning this honor for the Lions were: Alec Alvarez (baseball), Corbin Osburn (baseball), Matt Willis (men's track and field), Corbett, Erika Lutgen (softball), Heckemeyer and Tristan Haltom (men's golf). 

The MIAA will release the list of Freshmen and Newcomers in all sports that achieved Academic Excellence and Scholar-Athlete Awards on Thursday, June 14. The MIAA Academic Honor Roll for all sports and all academic years will also be announced on Thursday, June 14.

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