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Midland University Athletes Earn Ten NAIA Scholar Team Awards

Midland University Athletes Earn Ten NAIA Scholar Team Awards

Jul 13th , 2011

Ten of Midland University’s athletic teams were recently awarded the NAIA Scholar Team Award for their hard work in the classroom and on the field.  For a team to be considered for the NAIA Scholar Team award, it must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average includes all varsity student-athletes certified as eligible.

“Midland is proud to honor these athletes for their outstanding performance on and off the field.  These students exemplify the true character of our student body and the excellence found throughout our campus.” said Dr. Ben Sasse, President of Midland University. “On behalf of the entire institution, I offer my congratulations to these athletes on this great achievement and thank the coaching staff for the valuable guidance and leadership they’ve provided.”

NAIA Hall of Fame Coach Jim McMahon’s women’s cross country team led all Warrior athletic squads with a team GPA of 3.58 and an overall rank of 54th in all of the NAIA.  Women’s softball, coached by Keith Kramme, and women’s volleyball, coached by Paul Giesselmann, tied for the next highest on the list of Midland’s NAIA Scholar Teams with a 3.44 GPA.

The complete list of honored Midland Scholar Teams is included below:

Midland Scholar Team




Jef Field


Women’s Basketball

Joanne Bracker


Women’s Cross Country

Jim McMahon


Women’s Golf

Warren Kuhl


Women’s Indoor Track & Field

Justin Horner


Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

Justin Horner


Women’s Soccer

Blake Reynolds


Women’s Softball

Keith Kramme


Men’s Tennis

Justin Bigsby



Paul Giesselmann



Midland University is an private, liberal arts institution that offers more than 50 majors and pre-professional programs. Midland offers a variety of majors in the humanities, the physical and life sciences and the social and behavioral sciences as well as programs of study which prepare students for a specific vocation and/or graduate study.