MOBILE, Ala. -- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Thursday morning that Spring Hill College women's golfers Katie Callahan and Stephanie Lee were named 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes.
Callahan, a senior from Prairie Village, Kan., graduated from Spring Hill earlier this month with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She played in 28 Badger events in her four-year career on The Hill with her best outing coming in March of this year at the Loyola University (La.) Invitational in Slidell, La., where she placed 6th with a score of 161 (+17). This is the second Daktronics Scholar Athlete Award for Callahan who also won the award as a junior and is a three-time member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Academic Team.
Lee, a junior out of Baker High School in Mobile, majors in secondary education with a specialty in mathematics. She has played in five events in three seasons with the Badgers and was the SHC representative on the 2012 SSAC Champions of Character Team. She is a two-time member of the SSAC All-Academic Team.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 175 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA.
This year the NAIA named a total of 118 women's golfers 2014 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.