WINONA LAKE – Grace College recently announced a host of athletes to earn Academic honors in its various mediums.
Three members of the softball program earned NCCAA Scholar Athlete status. Hannah Harless, Olivia Scarbrough and Morgan Tapscott all earned a GPA of at least 3.4 and were recognized among the junior and senior softballers from around the country to earn the distinction.
Grace’s track and field team racked up 11 Scholar-Athlete awards, seven men and four women.
The NCCAA recognizes juniors and seniors with a GPA of at least 3.4.
On the men’s side, Thomas Hickerson, Walker Hobbs, Drew Jones, Abbott Joy, Carter Meyer, William Shafer and Brady Willard met the academic threshold.
Melissa Goss, Rebekah Rexroth, Brooke Treadway and Alexis Williams hit the mark for the Lady Lancers.
A trio of Grace College tennis players added awards for their work in the classroom.
Emily Mast and Carrie Copeland of Grace’s women’s tennis team as well as Pavle Popovic from the men’s side were named NCCAA Scholar-Athletes, all earning at least a 3.4 GPA.
All three players experienced tremendous success on the court as well. Including the spring season, Mast finished her three-year career as one of the most accomplished players in program history. She finished in the top 10 all-time in total winning percentage (second, .771) and total wins (fifth, 74), all while being named All-Crossroads League three times.
Copeland was equally impressive. She wrapped up her four-year career ranked first all-time in total wins (87) and doubles wins (50). She ranks fifth all-time for overall winning percentage (.685).
Popovic was named to his second straight All-League Team after the fall season. He posted a 14-8 doubles record and 13-8 singles mark, including the shortened spring season.