ORANGE BEACH, Ala. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Friday morning that Spring Hill College men's soccer players Cory Bronenkamp and Phoenix Iverson have qualified for the 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete roster.
Goalkeeper Bronenkamp of St. Louis, Mo., is a fifth-year player and graduate student working toward his master's degree in Liberal Arts who has won the award three consecutive seasons.
Bronenkamp recorded a 7-5 record in-goal with four shutouts and 51 saves during the 2011 season. For his career, he played in goal over 4800 minutes in 55 matches for the Badgers while making 275 saves and earning 11 shutouts.
A senior defenseman from Decatur, Ala., Iverson won the award for the second straight year as a History major. Iverson is a four-year starter and appeared in 61 matches for the Badgers in his career.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 134 SHC student-athletes have now received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year a total of 286 men's soccer players were named 2011 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.