Four Lady Ranger basketball players were honored by the NAIA as being named a 2010-11 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. Northwestern’s Alecia Heath, Autumn Klugh, Rachel Wilczek and Annalena Farias were four of 130 student-athletes chosen for the honor.
“I am very happy for these young ladies and proud of the way they represent out basketball team and university,” stated head women’s basketball coach Milburn Barton. “Our team’s 3.50 team grade point average last semester is an example of the way all of our young ladies represent Northwestern as true student-athletes.”
Heath, a senior post from Chickasha, earned the honor for the second consecutive season. Autumn Klugh, a junior guard from Fort Cobb; Rachel Wilczek, a junior guard from Lomega; and Annalena Farias, a junior center from Tonkawa, were all named in their first season eligible for the award. All four of the players earned All-Sooner Athletic Conference Academic Team honors.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, 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 to qualify for this honor.
2011 Daktronics-NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athletes
Wed, March 30, 2011
by Ryan Hintergardt