ROME, Ga. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Tuesday that 259 football student-athletes have been named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes. Four student-athletes from Montana Tech made the list: Rob Corson, Joe Mitzel, Tyson Schriver and Brian Schwarzkoph.
All four student athletes are from Montana. Corson is a linebacker from Columbus; Mitzel is a defensive back from Missoula; Schriver is a fullback and long snapper from Billings; and Schwarzkoph is a quarterback from Billings.
All four Orediggers received the award for the first time. It was the first year each was eligible to receive the award.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete mush 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.
The America Football Coaches Association-NAIA All-America team and the Rawlings-NAIA Football Player of the Year will be announced Wednesday.