CHICKASHA – Drover forward Linda Addo earned a national honor for her focus both academically and athletically as she was named a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete.
Addo, a junior from Tema, Ghana, was one of 507 students nationwide and one of just 15 in the state of earn this prestigious honor.
"She is a very bright student," Head Coach Jimmy Hampton said. "We are proud of her efforts both on the field and in the classroom."
The Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete programs recognize excellence in the classroom by NAIA-member student-athletes who are juniors or above in academic standing with a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Students must appear on the eligibility certificate for the sport and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer.
The awards are given annually to outstanding student-athletes in the various sports in which the program is active and their respective teams are eligible for NAIA postseason competition.
Addo has been a key performer on the field for the Drovers, earning Sooner Athletic Conference First Team honors both years with the program. While balancing a vigorous athletic schedule, she has maintained a 3.55 GPA with a major in economics at University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
Starting in every game of the season, Addo was second on the team in goals with 11 on the season. She also had five assists. For her career, she’s notched 26 goals and eight assists for the Drovers.
"Linda had an excellent year and player her best football in the SAC games," Hampton said. "We are excited she is coming back and playing her last year of eligibility."
She is the daughter of Owusu Addo.