NAIA Recognizes Seven GCAC Scholar-Athletes

By Dani Wright, Director of Strategic Communications & Marketing GCAC

NEW ORLEANS – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics announced its winter sports Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes and the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference had seven student-athletes honored. Oakwood University and Tougaloo College each had three honorees, and Wiley University had one student honored.

In total, 1,459 student-athletes were named Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes in winter sports. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended one full year at said institution.

The NAIA separates the honorees by sport.

GCAC Women’s Basketball Honorees
Mari Dortch Diaz, Oakwood University
Rodreckia Parker, Tougaloo College
Trinity Taylor, Tougaloo College
Morgan Williams, Tougaloo College
Elizabeth Camacho, Wiley University

GCAC Men’s Basketball Honorees
Judelin Prophete, Oakwood University
Julius Mitchell, Oakwood University
Kevin Byrd, Tougaloo College

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