KANSAS CITY, Mo. - On Friday afternoon, the Heart of America Athletic Conference announced a total of 614 student-athletes have been recognized for their academic achievements by being named Heart Scholar-Athletes for the 2016-17 academic season. Complete List
Graceland University had a total of 48 student-athletes on the list. Women's track and field led all Yellowjacket teams with six recipients. Gadet dance, men's soccer and women's soccer each had five student athletes recognized.
In order to qualify for this honor, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.40 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), have accumulated at least 60 semester hours, at least five semesters, and attended the nominating institution for at least two semesters prior to being nominated.
The student-athletes must also be a varsity competitor having made a significant contribution to their respective team and school.
Grand View led the way in total scholar-athletes with 77 nominees, followed by Benedictine with 57, and Missouri Valley with 54.
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