Rebecca Lewter of Fayetteville has been named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Criteria for earning this distinction include reaching at least junior status and maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or higher.

The University of the Cumberlands athletic department set a new school record as 134 student-athletes were named 2019-2020 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, announced by the NAIA national office.

The 134 selections is the most in school history and the first time Cumberlands had more than 100 student-athletes earn this award in a season. Leading the way was football with 13 selections, while women’s track & field had 12 selections. Baseball and men’s lacrosse notched 11 honorees each to mark the four teams with at least 10 student-athletes earn this distinction.

25 student-athletes earned this award for the second consecutive year, including Evelyn Moore, who finished her Patriot career as a four-time scholar-athlete. In total, over 10,000 student-athletes from across the NAIA received this honor.