The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 408 volleyball players have been named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes, which included members of both the Bethany and Mac College squads.
For Bethany, the Swedes had three named Scholar Athletes. Tateme Babi is a senior from Bennett, Colo., majoring in biology. Kaitlyn Davis is a junior from Hill City, majoring in health and physical education. Allison O'Neil is a junior from Scott City, majoring in elementary education.
McPherson College’s Callie McCaffrey, Hannah Hoffman, Natalie Boss, and Karis Janzen were named to the list, which requires a student-athlete maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.
McCaffrey, Hoffman, Boss and Janzen were all a part of the 9-27 overall, 6-12 in the KCAC, volleyball team.
McCaffrey played as a defensive specialist this season, totaling 243 digs, 27 kills and 18 assists in her 115 sets played.
Hoffman was one of two setters for McPherson; she recorded 216 digs and nearly 500 assists, ending the year with 496.
Boss is an outside hitter and tallied 106 kills, 45 total blocks and 63 digs in her 34 matches played. Janzen played as a middle hitter, logging 31 kills and 22 blocks throughout the season.
All but Janzen are seniors.
In total, the KCAC had 31 student athletes named to the NAIA Scholar Athlete list. Tabor had the most of all the KCAC schools with six athletes chosen for the honor.