The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Spring Hill College baseball players Nick Clapper, Ryan Hall and Justin Harrison and have been named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.
Clapper (left), a senior left-handed pitcher from Mobile's McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, won the award for the second consecutive season. He majors in Pre-Med.
Hall (right), a graduate student majoring in History, was the starting right fielder for the Badgers over the past four seasons. Hailing from Ft. Myers, Fla., he also holds the SHC career records for games played (214) and total hits (278).
Harrison (lower left), a senior from W.P. Davidson High School in Mobile, was the starting centerfielder for the Badgers over the past three seasons. A Nursing major, he also holds the Spring Hill career hit-by-pitch record with 45 painful passes to first base. This is the second consecutive year that Harrison has won Scholar Athlete recognition.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, 110 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
A total of 196 baseball players were named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.