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Point Park sets program record with 4 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes

Dec. 4, 2012 at 1:50 p.m. ET

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Point Park's Daktronics-NAIA Women's Soccer Scholar-Athletes (L to R): Karly Shorts (12), Anna Shaw (GK), Kristina Stammer (26) and Lauren Vernail (2).

PITTSBURGH -- The Point Park University women's soccer team set a program record with four players named 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

There were a total of 492 women's soccer players to earn the honor nationwide, and the awardees were announced at the NAIA national tournament last week in Orange Beach, Ala. An NAIA-high nine honorees came from Graceland (Iowa).

Making the grade for Point Park was senior Karly Shorts (3.7, Psychology) and juniors Lauren Vernail (3.9, Intel. & National Security), Anna Shaw (3.7, Intel. & National Security) and Kristina Stammer (3.5, Criminal Justice).

The previous high for Point Park women's soccer was when it had two NAIA Scholar-Athletes last year, one of which was Shorts. Stammer and Shorts were both starting players for the Pioneers (10-8-1, 4-1-1 KIAC).

The Point Park women's soccer program was established as a varsity sport in 2005. This year set a team record for wins, and the Pioneers had their best year ever with a trip to the KIAC Tournament Finals.

NAIA Scholar-Athletes are juniors and seniors with grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. For a complete list of 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, visit the link below.