(Tuesday, December 18; Sioux Center,Iowa) The NAIA released the 2018 Daktronics NAIA Football Scholar-Athletes late last week. Dordt College had six athletes on the list.
Ben Hayes (Senior; Idaho Falls, Idaho) and Keithen Drury (Senior; Blue Hill, Nebraska) are both repeat honorees from 2017. Holden Hooyer (Junior; Pella, Iowa), Tristan White (Junior; Cedar Falls, Iowa), William Vander Woude (Junior; Merced, California) and Levi Niesen (Junior; Waynesville, Illinois) all earned the honor for the first time in their careers.
The 2018 list features 392 student-athletes that achieved at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at their institution. In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer.