SNU's Justin Williams earns NAIA Scholar Athlete honors

      (KANSAS CITY, MO.) --- Southern Nazarene University junior men’s golfer, Justin Williams, was named an NAIA Scholar Athlete as was announced on Thursday, May 21, 2009 by the NAIA.

Williams, a Sports Management major from Mustang, Oklahoma, earns his first Scholar Athlete honor.  Williams finished up a solid junior campaign by finishing 31st at the Sooner Athletic Conference Championships in April, helping SNU to a 6th place overall finish.  Williams’ best finish of the season came at the Oklahoma Baptist Invitational on April 7th where he finished 3rd overall.   

As a team, SNU just missed making the NAIA National Championships by one spot earlier in the month.  SNU finished the 2009 season ranked 17th in the final NAIA poll.

NAIA Scholar Athletes are nominated by the institutions head coach, and the 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.

To view the complete NAIA Scholar Athlete list, click here…