The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Spring Hill College senior runner Patrick Aucoin was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete for the second consecutive year.
Aucoin, a native of River Ridge, La., is an International Studies/Hispanic Studies double major and hold numerous cross country records at Spring Hill. He won the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Male Runner of the Year Award in 2007 and 2008.
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.
This year 151 men's cross country runners have been named 2008 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Cross Country Scholar-Athletes and a total of 80 schools were represented this season.