ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Union College senior Brandon Kibert has been recognized as a 2008 Daktronics-NAIA Men's Track and Field Scholar-Athlete, the NAIA recently announced.
To be honored as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete, a student-athlete must hold junior or senior academic standing and have a minimum 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.
There are a total of 167 student-athletes that have earned the award on the men's side. In all, 71 different NAIA institutions are represented on the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete squad. Tabor College (Kan.) and Malone College (Ohio) share the honor for the most individuals on the list with seven.
This marks the third time Kibert (Tazewell, Tenn.) has been honored as a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete. The distance runner first garnered the award in spring of 2007 for men's track & field. Last fall, he was earned the honor in cross country.
In addition to his solid work in the classroom, Kibert qualified for the 2007 NAIA Cross Country Championship Meet as well for the marathon at the 2008 NAIA Men's Outdoor Track & Field National Championship Meet.
To view the complete list of the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, click here.