The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Monday morning that Spring Hill College women's basketball player Christina Watson has been named to the 2011-12 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete squad.
Watson, a junior accounting major from Brighton, Ala., is a former walk-on player who appeared in 26 games this season with three starts. The guard averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per game this season while adding 10 assists, nine steals and a blocked shot to her totals.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 141 SHC student-athletes have now received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year a total of 127 women's basketball players were named 2011-12 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.