November 21, 2012

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 203 men's cross country student-athletes have been named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Three Lady Mustangs and one runner from the men’s cross country team earned a spot on the men’s and women’s 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete List.

From the men’s distance squad, David Eller (Los Angeles, CA) represents the Mustangs.  Eller most recently competed in the NAIA’s National Championship held in Vancouver, Washington, where he placed 100th out of 309 runners.

The Lady Mustangs on the list were Micayala Frankian (Saugus, CA), Katrina Graham (Riverside, CA), and Hannah Kellerman (Sartell, Minn.).  Both Graham and Kellerman competed in the 2012 NAIA National Championships held in Vancouver, Washington, on November 17th.  Kellerman and teammate Karis Frankian (Saugus, CA) completed the day in the top 30 (Kellermen in eighth place and Frankian in 26th), earning them All-American honors.

To be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director for this honor, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved junior academic status.

To view the complete men's scholar athlete list, click here. And, to view the complete women's scholar athlete list, click here.