In wake of completing the finest season in program history, the postseason honors continue to build up for The Master’s College women’s cross country team.
Excelling both on the course and in the classroom, Karis Frankian (Saugus, CA), Jessica Hawley (Santa Clarita, CA), and Charity Schroeder (Palmdale, CA) have been recognized as Scholar-Athletes for both the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). Notably, this is Hawley’s second time receiving the academic honor on both the conference and national levels.
In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or Sports Information Director for both the conference and the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honor, 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.
For the second time in her collegiate career, Karis Frankian has been pegged as an NAIA All-American. Frankian earned these honors after placing ninth overall with a final time of 18:07.70 at the 35th annual NAIA Women’s Cross Country National Championship on November 22.
In 2014, the Lady Mustangs finished their season with a No. 13 ranking after placing 13th out of a field of 38 teams and clocking an overall time of 1:36:35.00 at the championship race.
To view the GSAC’s Scholar-Athlete list, click here. For the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete list, click here.