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Morris Honored as National Scholar-Athlete


Olivia Morris of Melbourne, Ark., has received national recognition from the NAIA for her academic achievements.  Morris, a basketball player at Williams Baptist College, has been named to the NAIA’s scholar-athlete team for the 2011-12 school year.

The requirements to receive the honor are a minimum 3.5 overall grade point average, as well as junior academic status.  Morris is a senior physical education major and will graduate from WBC in May.  She is the daughter of Ronald and Robin Morris of Melbourne.

 “Olivia is always prepared, focused, and has exhibited a commitment to her degree program,” said Head Coach Carol Halford.    

Morris was also presented by the Physical Education award for most outstanding student in the department at WBC’s Academic Awards Banquet on April 12.

Williams is a four-year, liberal arts college at Walnut Ridge.

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