VANCOUVER, Wash. --
Union College cross country runner Cassy Kost
has been named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete, the organization announced on Friday.
In all, 296 women's cross country student-athletes were named 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Student-athletes are nominated by their institution's head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status in order qualify for the honor.
Kost (Owensboro, Ky.), a junior, has posted a 3.51 GPA in her academic career at Union College. On the course, Kost led the Lady Bulldogs all season long in 2011, punctuated by a 20th place individual finish at the 2011 AAC Championship.
This is not the first time this year that Kost has been honored for her exemplary work in the classroom, as she earned a spot on the All-AAC Academic Team, as well.