SIOUX CITY, Iowa. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Friday morning that Spring Hill College volleyball players Abbey Roam and Holly Shultis have qualified for the 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete roster.
Roam, a senior outside hitter from Lebanon, Mo., is a Graphic Design major with a minor in Studio Art. She collected 469 kills, an attack percentage of .223, 32 assists, 54 aces, 679 digs and 86 total blocks in her two-year career at Spring Hill.
Shultis, a senior middle blocker from Pewaukee, Wis., is majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Management & Marketing and a minor in Professional Writing. She tallied 365 kills, an attack percentage of .318, 17 assists, 77 aces, 169 digs and 114 total blocks in four seasons with the Badgers.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 136 SHC student-athletes have now received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year a total of 392 women's volleyball 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.