CIU Athletes Excel
The Columbia International University Rams are excelling on the field and in the classroom. The CIU intercollegiate athletics program is just over two years old, but already 13 athletes are being recognized by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).
Five CIU athletes have been named NCCAA All-Scholars. They include David Druin from the men’s soccer team, Jeremy Gilbert and Jack Lewis from the men’s cross country team and Laurel Dorman and Melissa Turlington from the women’s cross country team. NCCAA All-Scholars must be a junior or senior and have a grade point average of at least 3.4.
Three athletes from the men’s soccer team have been named to the NCCAA All-Region 2nd Team. They are Daniel Mallard, Daniel Miele and Tyler Smith. They were selected by a committee of coaches as top performers in the South Region.
In cross country, five athletes were named NCCAA All-Region Performer after finishing in the top 15 in the South Region meet. They include from the men’s team: Drew Lindman, Jack Lewis and Scott Swier. All-Region Performer women are Alexis Zwilling and Dianna Gentry.