Columbia College athletes honored for academics

2 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Monday, March 19 2018 Mar 19, 2018 Monday, March 19, 2018 4:04:00 PM CDT March 19, 2018 in Sports
By: Nathalie Jones, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Three Columbia College basketball players were named members of the 2017-2018 NAIA scholar athletes team on Monday.

Nathan Biggs of the men's basketball team received the academic honor for the second year in a row. Biggs is a senior with the team and finished his career with the Cougars on a 75-66 loss in the NAIA Championships. 

On the women's side, both Alexis Uffmann and Sarah Walters were honored. Uffmann and Walters are both juniors on the squad and were also both AMC Academic All-Conference honorees last year.

In order to be nominated by a school's head coach or sports information director, athletes must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

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