Eagles land 4 on NCCAA outdoor track Scholar-Athlete list

OC senior Tracy Marshall makes his approach during one of his jumps in the long jump competition at the NCCAA Outdoor Championships on Saturday in Joliet, Ill. Marshall was one of four Eagles named to the NCCAA Scholar-Athlete list.
OC senior Tracy Marshall makes his approach during one of his jumps in the long jump competition at the NCCAA Outdoor Championships on Saturday in Joliet, Ill. Marshall was one of four Eagles named to the NCCAA Scholar-Athlete list.

JOLIET, Ill. (May 5, 2013) – Four Oklahoma Christian student-athletes have been named to the National Christian College Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete list for men’s outdoor track and field.

Brayden Barrientez, Tracy Marshall, Trevor Martin and David McWilliams were on the list, announced during the just-completed NCCAA Outdoor Championships.

To qualify for the award, a player must be a junior academically and have a grade-point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Barrientez, a senior middle-distance runner from Wichita, Kan., has a 3.85 GPA grade-point average in biology. He is a five-time Scholar-Athlete during the past two academic years, having earned that status from the NAIA in cross country (2011) and outdoor track (2012) as well as from the NCCAA in cross country (2012) and indoor track (2013).

Marshall, a senior jumper from Hutchinson, Kan., has a 3.97 GPA in electrical engineering. He was an NAIA Scholar-Athlete in track in 2012 and made the NCCAA Scholar-Athlete list for indoor track and field earlier this year.

Martin, a sophomore distance runner from Nederland, Texas, is a junior academically. He has a 3.72 GPA in mechanical engineering.

McWilliams, a senior distance runner from Naperville, Ill., has a perfect 4.0 GPA in Bible. Like Barrientez, he is a five-time Scholar-Athlete in cross country and track and field.

Barrientez, Marshall and McWilliams each were first-team Academic All-America College Division selections last year by the College Sports Information Directors of America and have been nominated for Academic All-America status again in 2013. The CoSIDA award winners will be announced in June.