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Point Park women's basketball has three NAIA Scholar-Athletes for 2014-15

March 26, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. ET

Alexa Xenakis leads the Pioneers with a 3.81 GPA. Photo by Darnell Graham.


PITTSBURGH -- Point Park University women's basketball had three players named Daktronics-NAIA Division II Women's Basketball Scholar-Athletes for the 2014-15 season.

Juniors Alexa Xenakis (3.81 GPA) and Ja'Nia McPhatter (3.61) and sophomore Carly Corcoran (3.54) earned the honor this year. They will be recognized as part of the Winter Sports Awards Ceremony March 26 at the Engineer's Society in Downtown Pittsburgh.

The Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award is earned by juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. McPhatter received the honor for the second time in her career while Xenakis and Corcoran got the award for the first time.

Xenakis, a junior, led the team with a 3.81 GPA in sports, arts and entertainment management. McPhatter majors in pre-med, and Corcoran majors in multimedia. McPhatter is a senior academically but a junior athletically. Corcoran is a junior academically but a sophomore athletically. In both cases, a redshirt year due to injury was sustained.

Overall, there were 255 student-athletes in NAIA Division II women's basketball who were named scholar-athletes this year. Hastings (Neb.) and Mount Marty (S.D.) tied for the national lead with eight on their teams. For the ocmplete listing of NAIA recipients, click the link above.

On the court, the Point Park team was 25-5 overall and 11-3 KIAC and reached the semifinals of the KIAC Tournament.

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