Rio Grande’s Sanborn named NAIA Scholar-Athlete

By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — University of Rio Grande runner Kyle Sanborn is among those named a 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that 222 men’s cross country student-athletes made the list.

Sanborn is a graduate student from Dover, Ohio.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status to qualify for this honor.

Taylor (Ind.) led all schools with eight athletes on the list, followed by Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) with six.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director for the University of Rio Grande

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing