LCSC's Preston and Short earn NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors
Lewis-Clark State College seniors Kim Preston (left) and Sadie Short were both named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) 2009 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes on Monday.
The NAIA announced that 120 players at the NAIA Division I level were honored.
To be honored, student-athletes must be nominated by their head coach, have achieved junior academic status and maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Preston, a 5-foot-9 guard from Bellingham, Wash., earned the honor for the second straight year. She also was a Frontier Conference All-Academic selection as a junior. The conference’s all-academic team for this season has yet to come out.
Preston is a Kinesiology major at LCSC and plans to either become a physical education teacher or work with special education students.
Short (left), a 6-foot forward from Touchet, Wash., was a two-time all-first team conference selection and a third-team NAIA All American last year. She also was an academic all-conference pick last season.
Short, who was also named the Frontier Conference’s Newcomer of the Year as a junior, is a Kinesiology major as well.
LCSC was one of 28 institutions to have two or more players honored on the team.