LEWISTON, Idaho -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Thursday that Spring Hill College outfielder Jeff Johnston was named to the 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete team.
Johnston, academically a junior from Mobile Christian School who majors in Finance & Economics with a minor in Pre-Law, sat out the 2012 season with an injury. As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Johnston appeared in 29 games with three starts while hitting .182 in 11 at-bats He scored 10 runs and was 6-of-7 in stolen base attempts.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 148 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year a total of 259 baseball 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.