2 MMC Teams in Nation’s Top 10 – 13 MMC Athletic Programs Earn NAIA Scholar-Team Distinction
July 22, 2016
MMC Women’s Basketball and Men’s Basketball rank 3rd and 7th, respectively
Thirteen Mount Marty College (MMC) athletic programs were recently named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics list of Scholar-Teams for the 2015-16 academic year. Of the MMC teams earning a place on the list, seven ranked among the top 25 in the nation, including MMC Women’s Basketball and Men’s Basketball, which ranked third and seventh, respectively, in the Division II category.
To be eligible for the distinction, Scholar-Teams must have a minimum 3.0 GPA among all of their eligible varsity student-athletes. This year, 1,584 NAIA teams earned the Scholar-Team honor, with many categories featuring 15 or more teams with a cumulative GPA well above the requirement. MMC Men’s Cross-Country, for instance, ranked 15th in its category, of which all of the top 16 teams boasted a GPA above 3.5. MMC Women’s Cross-Country also ranked 15th this year — in their category, the top 47 teams came in above 3.5.
Another note of distinction went to MMC Baseball: The Lancer Baseball program is the only NAIA team that’s been featured as a Scholar-Team for 13 straight years — every year since the list’s inception.