Lourdes University's Jake DuPree (Toledo, Ohio/Whiteford H.S.) has been named a 2012-2013 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced.
DuPree, a junior, averaged 3.0 points per game but led the team with 2.0 assists per night. DuPree ranks 35th nationally with a 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio.
He was named to the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Champions of Character Team for displaying the five core values of NAIA: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership. A member of the WHAC All-Academic Team this season as well, DuPree is a business major carrying a 3.85 GPA.
In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director for the award, 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.