MOBILE, Ala. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Friday morning that Spring Hill College women's tennis player Shelby Fritscher has been named to the 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete squad.
Fritscher, a junior Secondary Education and Social Sciences major from Covington, La., built an 8-4 record on the No.1 singles court this year along with a 9-5 record on the No. 1 doubles court with her partner junior Tara Montegut of League City, Texas.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 142 SHC student-athletes have now received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year a total of 121 women's tennis players were named 2012 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.