Two basketball juniors earn Scholar-Athlete titles

John Brown University women’s basketball players Morgan Ankrom and Lauren Rogers have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes for 2013-2014.

In order to be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.5 or higher grade-point average.

Ankrom, a junior, double-majors in graphic design and photography and holds a 3.61 grade-point average.

She played in all 36 games this season, averaging 4.7 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game. Ankrom’s season-high score was 12 points in a match against St. Gregory’s, a match that the Golden Eagles won 75-59.

Rogers, also a junior, is majoring in sports medicine and maintains a 3.91 grade-point average.

Alongside Ankrom, Rogers also appeared in all 36 games this season, starting in the final 14 games.

She was ranked no. 4 on the team in scoring, averaging 9.4 points per game and earning 67 three-point baskets.

Rogers is ranked no. 29 in the nation in three-point baskets and no. 37 in shooting from behind the arc.