GULF SHORES, Ala. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced on Saturday afternoon that Spring Hill College Men's Outdoor Track & Field Team member Robert Treuting was named a 2014 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.
Treuting, a junior from Alexandria, La., majors in engineering with a minor in history. He was also a member of the 2014 Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Academic Team. A sprinter by specialty, Treuting competes in the 200- and 400-meter dashes and is a member of the Badger 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. In field events, he also throws javelin.
Since the award was introduced in 1979, a total of 176 SHC student-athletes have received Scholar Athlete recognition from the NAIA, but Treuting is the first men's track & field team member to win the award in the short two-year history of the program.
This year the NAIA named a total of 233 participants in men's outdoor track & field as 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.