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NAIA honors Embry-Riddle student-athlete teams

(Courtesy photo)

(Courtesy photo)

The men's and women's soccer teams, men's and women's golf teams, men's and women's cross-country teams and volleyball team were all recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as Scholar-Teams for the 2013-14 season.

To be considered for the award, a team must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average.

"It shows that we are recruiting the right student-athletes. It also shows that we have focused athletes who understand the relevance of an education here at Embry-Riddle," ERAU-Prescott Director of Athletics Ted Blake said in a statement.

In addition to the team achievements, 15 student-athletes were honored as NAIA Scholar-Athletes for carrying a 3.5 or higher GPA.

Blake also praised the work of first-year cross-country coach Chris Bray and women's soccer coach Todd Poitras, whose teams finished as runners-up in the conference. The Eagles wrestling team finished the season ranked 10th nationally.

Additionally, Embry-Riddle Athletics earned three Cal Pac Championships in men's and women's golf and men's soccer. Golf coaches Kim and Mike Haddow were named Cal-Pac co-Coaches of the Year. Eagles Athletics also produced five All-Americans.

"I could not be more proud of our amazing coaches and scholar-athletes. They show all of us that college athletes can have it all - outstanding academic achievement and amazing athletic success," ERAU-Prescott Chancellor Dr. Frank Ayers said. "They are, in the words of the NAIA and the Cal Pac Athletic Conference, truly champions of character."

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