Three Red Raiders Claim NAIA Scholar Athlete Honors

Three Northwestern College volleyball players were named NAIA Scholar Athlete as announced by the national office earlier today. A total of 481 student athletes from across the NAIA received the academic honor.

In order to be nominated by an institution’s head coach or sports information director, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.

Seniors Jillian Estes, Jessica Jensen and Taylor Stephens earned the academic honor with both Estes and Stephens being repeat selections. 

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Jillian Estes

# 2 | Defensive Specialist
Senior from Sioux Center, Iowa

Taylor Stephens

# 14 | Opposite
Senior from Colorado Springs, Colo.

Jessica Jensen

# 6 | Outside HItter
Junior from Sheldon, Iowa