In Laney's words: for the NAIA Daktronics Scholar-Athletes Award, it is “announced by the national office. The student-athlete becomes eligible for the award by achieving at least 3.5 cumulative grade average (GPA) at their institution during the semester they are in season. In order for student-athletes to be nominated, their head coach or sports information officer, they must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended one full year at said intuition. Myself, my teammate Makayla Artis, and two players on the men’s basketball team received this award.
For the College Sports Communication (CSC) Academic All-District Award, “the CSC aims to recognize the very best student-athletes in the nation, honoring both athletic and academic accomplishments. To be eligible for this award, student-athletes must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.50, participate in at least 50 percent of the season’s total contests, complete a full year at the nominating institution and have reached sophomore year athletic eligibility.”