The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 266 Division I Men’s baseball student-athletes have been named 2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Peru State Bobcat baseball player, Philip Lial (Las Vegas, Nev.), was among the 266 honored.
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 junior academic status to qualify for
For Lial, this was his first recognition.
The senior first baseman is a criminal justice major.
Bobcat head baseball coach Wayne Albury was pleased that Philip was named as a Scholar-Athlete. “When a baseball player earns an academic honor, it is indicative of their ability to truly manage their time between practice, games, and school. It is tough because of the amount of time spent out of the classroom,” said Albury.