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Four Pioneers Men's Basketball Players Receive National Recognition

Staff Writer, March 15, 2011
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From the left, Michael Giang, Josh Jewett, Aren Rennacker, and Brent Wild.

Every year the NAIA names scholar-athletes to represent them on the Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes list. To be eligible for nomination a student-athlete must be a junior or senior in academic standing, attend an NAIA nominating institution for one full year, and have a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. In the sport of men's basketball the California Pacific Conference had six scholar-athletes, (four from Pacific Union College), receive recognition for their hard work in the classroom. The Pioneers tied the record for most scholar-athletes named to the Men's Basketball Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes list for 2011. Dickinson State University, in North Dakota, was the only other institution to have four student-athletes make the list.

Michael Giang, Josh Jewett, Aren Rennacker, and Brent Wild were named as scholar-athletes by Daktronics and the NAIA, recognized for their academic achievement and hard work. They helped guide the Pioneers to a 7-18 overall record this season and a 5-7 conference record. The Pioneers concluded the season with a loss to Holy Names University, who the Pioneers swept during the regular season, in the first round of the Cal Pac tournament. The other two California Pacific Conference representatives include, Menlo College guard and Cal Pac Player of the Year Julian Harris and Holy Names University guard Johnas Street.

Congratulations to these six student-athletes on their outstanding achievement.

Click on the following link to view the entire 2011 Daktronics-NAIA Division II Men's Basketball Scholar-Athletes list.

ยป Read about the Pioneers Women who received recognition.