286 Division II women's basketball student-athletes were recognized from across the nation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Monday that 286 Division II women's basketball student-athletes have been named 2016-17 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. 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 and must have achieved a junior academic status.
Bernadette Grabowski a senior and three-year captain from Munster, Ind. Carried a perfect 4.0 cumulative GPA and is a four-year letter winner at IU Northwest. During her four-year career at IU Northwest the RedHawks won 86 games more than any other class over that same time period and advanced to the post-season in four consecutive seasons. In her career, Grabowski was a three-time team captain and three-year starter and amassed 724 points and 463 rebounds. Grabowski has earned Chancellor's List Academic distinction in each of her seven completed semesters by earning a 4.0 GPA in each term. Bernadette is majoring in Elementary/Special Education at IU Northwest.
Grayce Roach a junior and two-year captain from Hobart, Ind. carries a 3.72 cumulative GPA and is a three-year letter winner. Roach has earned Dean's List distinction in each of her five terms at IU Northwest and has been an A.I.I. All-Conference selection in each of her first three seasons. This past season, Roach started all 32 games for the RedHawks, placing second on the team in scoring with a 15.7 scoring average and led the team in assists at 3.3 per game and field goal percentage at .471. She also placed second on the team in three-point field goal percentage (.400), three-point field goals (60) free throw percentage (.759). Grayce is majoring in Communications at IU Northwest.
IU Northwest Women's Basketball achieved a cumulative 3.267 team GPA for the 2016 fall term. This past season, the RedHawks advanced to the A.I.I. Conference Tournament Championship as well as the NAIA National Tournament for the first time since 2011 en route to a 25-7 overall record and establishing a new program record for wins in a season.
Davenport (Mich.) and Oklahoma Wesleyan led all schools with eight students each earning 2016-17 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes recognition.
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