Behind the starting line at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington, nearly 700 runners made their final preparations for the NAIA Cross Country National Championships. Over 1,500 fans from near and far lined the course as student-athletes made their journey through the park’s historic Parade Ground and Great Meadow.
Thousands have come to Sioux City this week to cheer on their teams in the NAIA Women’s National Volleyball Championship. It’s the fourth year Sioux City has played host to this event. 24 teams from across the country are taking part in the pool play tournament that leads to single elimination brackets. Tournament officials say teams like playing at the Tyson Events Center because they can play and practice in the same building. And they appreciate the support they get from fans in the stands.
On Tuesday the NAIA and Citizenship Through Sports Alliance named the College of the Ozarks (Mo.) women’s basketball team the recipient of the 4th Annual “All That’s Right in Sport” award. The Lady Bobcats will be honored during the 13th Annual National Sportsmanship Awards hosted by the St. Louis Sports Commission and CTSA in fall 2012.
NAIA Football: The ninth installment of the 2011 NAIA National Football Players of the Week was announced on Monday by the national office. Cris Basch of Saint Mary (Kan.) was named NAIA Defensive Player of the Week, Treyton Buresh of Midland (Neb.) was tabbed NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week and John van den [...]
This NAIA is taking a spin at Player of the Week podcasts! This week we met-up with NAIA footballers at the top of their game. James McClain (Cumberland University, Tenn.) tabbed NAIA Special Teams Player of the Week, Eric Sheppard (Marian University, Ind.) named NAIA Defensive Player of the Week and E.J. White (University of St. Francis, Ill.) nabbed NAIA Offensive Player of the Week spent some time to talk football, individual and team success and the future in their race for postseason play.
After scoring career goals No. 50 and 51 Tuesday night, including the game-winner in a 4-2 win at Spring Arbor, Taylor University senior Tyler Beachler was the first player on the bus ride home from Michigan to receive word that he and his teammates had just been on national television.
The NAIA recently sat down with John Babb a running back for the Baker University Wildcats. Babb is a captain for the team and plans to graduate with a degree in Exercise Science. Babb talks about his student-athlete experience and his success both on and off the field. Babb is involved in numerous extracurricular activities and is making the most of his college career. Get Babb’s take on his play, passion and tradition of Baker football…
Later this month 32 NFL teams, 126 NCAA Division I football teams, 85 NAIA football teams, and nearly 15,000 high school teams will be invited and encouraged to toss the Centennial commemorative coin.