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Padilla named Scholar Athlete

Padilla named Scholar Athlete

The NAIA announced that 222 men's cross country runners were named 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes this season.

Johnson & Wales University had Francisco Padilla (Aurora, Colo.) recognized for the academic honor. This is his second honor for cross country, he was also named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete last season for track.

To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher.

You can view the full list of men's cross country scholar athletes here.