SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Purdue University Calumet’s Savannah Hauter was named to the Daktronics-NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete list for the second-straight year, as the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced 162 award recipients this week. Hauter was one of seven student-athletes from the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference to receive the honor.
The 5-foot-9 forward, a biology major, became just the second student-athlete at Purdue Calumet to garner scholar-athlete recognition in consecutive seasons, as former All-American center Rita Harper garnered three-straight honors. Hauter, who is also a two-time recipient for volleyball, saw action in six games this season, helping Purdue Calumet (23-10) to its best season in nearly a decade.
Nominated by each institution’s head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify.
The NAIA is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country.