Three Badgers Named Scholar Athletes

Mon, 12/07/2009 (All day)

Dec. 7, 2009

MOBILE, Ala. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that three Spring Hill College student-athletes have been named 2009 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes for the Fall Semester.

Melissa Williams, a senior Elementary Education major from Fairhope, Ala., was the two-time Gulf Coast Athletic Conference “Libero of the Year” in 2008 and 2009 while recording over 2,100 digs in her career.  Melissa has also appeared on the GCAC Academic Honor Roll and the Dean’s List at SHC.

Emily Williams, a junior outside hitter majoring in Biology/Pre-Health from Mobile’s Murphy High School, is also a member of the GCAC Academic Honor Roll and the SHC Dean’s List.  This past season she collected 53 kills 120 digs, 15 total blocks and seven service aces.

In men’s soccer, Cory Bronenkamp, a junior goalkeeper from St. Louis, Mo., majors in English with minors in Spanish and Theology.  He returned to the squad this season and won back the starting keeper position following a head injury in 2007 that forced him to sit out his sophomore year.  This year Bronenkamp made 77 saves in over 1330 minutes in goal for the Badgers.

Nominated by each institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify. Since 1989, Spring Hill College has had 99 student-athletes win NAIA Scholar Athlete recognition.

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