KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Thursday morning that Spring Hill College men's golfers Rickie Lee, Daniel McCrea, Chris Cartmill and Nathan Ceille have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.
Head coach Steve Hodges' Badger team led all NAIA institutions with four individuals on this year's list.
Rickie Lee, a junior from Bayou LeBatre, Ala., majors in Finance and Economics and is a three-member of the varsity squad.
Daniel McCrea is a junior from Belfast, Northern Ireland, who is a Pre-Law major with a minor in Business Administration. He is in his first season as a Badger.
Chris Cartmill is a senior from Chesterfield, Mo., who majors in Biology. He is a four-year varsity player.
Nathan Ceille, a senior from Hales Corner, Wis., is a Marketing and Management major who appeared in over 20 events during his four-year career at SHC.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 156 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year a total of 111 men's golfers were named 2013 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.