OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma City University’s Abby Thompson and Katie-Lee Wilson collected recognition for their academic achievement recently.
Thompson picked up an NAIA scholar-athlete award, while Wilson became a CoSIDA academic college-division at-large all-district 4 selection.
Thompson, a junior from Edmond, Okla., has maintained a 3.62 cumulative grade-point average studying marketing. Thompson turned in a 78.82 stroke average this season for the Stars.
To become an NAIA scholar-athlete, 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.
Wilson, a sophomore from Owasso, Okla., boasts of a 4.00 GPA working towards an exercise science degree. Wilson had a 78.57 stroke average while earning second-team NAIA all-American and all-Sooner Athletic Conference in 2014-15.
The women’s at-large team includes student-athletes from bowling, fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, rowing, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.
Academic all-district selections gain consideration for academic all-American. To be eligible for academic all-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.
Since the program’s inception in 1952, the College Sports Information Directors of America has bestowed academic all-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.