Men's Basketball Places Two on Scholar Athlete List

Thomas Galliguez (left) and Coleson Rakestraw (right) were named to the 2012 NAIA Scholar Athlete Team.

Thomas Galliguez (left) and Coleson Rakestraw (right) were named to the 2012 NAIA Scholar Athlete Team.

Siloam Springs, Arkansas (March 26, 2012) — Senior Thomas Galliguez and junior Coleson Rakestraw were among the names of 55 NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball student-athletes named to the 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes list.

Galliguez, a biology/pre-med major, currently has a 3.63 GPA, while Rakestraw is an engineering major with a 3.95 GPA.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach, 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 to qualify for this honor.

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Thomas Galliguez (left) and Coleson Rakestraw (right) were named to the 2012 NAIA Scholar Athlete Team.

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Thomas Galliguez (left) and Coleson Rakestraw (right) were named to the 2012 NAIA Scholar Athlete Team.