KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Friday that 614 women's soccer student-athletes have been named to the 2017 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Team. Spring Arbor (Mich.) boasted the most individuals on the list with 14 total. Indiana Tech is next on the list with 10 athletes honored.
Bethel's Melinda Sopka was named to the team. Sopka, a senior mid-fielder from Serbia just completed her Bethel career helping the Lady Wildcats finish 12-6 on the season and an appearance in the conference semi-finals in the post season.
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, must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer.
For a complete look at the team visit: http://www.naia.org/fls/27900/1NAIA/SportsInfo/scholar-athletes/2017-18/Women's%20Soccer%20Scholar-Athletes_official%20list%20on%20website.pdf?DB_OEM_ID=27900
Bethel's Melinda Sopka