HAMMOND, Ind. — Purdue University Northwest men’s soccer players Sergio Reyes and Murilo Cunha both earned 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors, as released by the organization.
Reyes (Tabio, Colombia) and Cunha (Sao Paulo Brazil) were two of the 423 men’s soccer student-athletes in the NAIA to earn the award, which requires students maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale along with junior academic status to qualify for the honor.
Reyes was also selected to the 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America College Division Men’s Soccer First Team, and helped lead the Pride to back-to-back NAIA National Tournament appearances.
A team captain, Reyes started in 18 matches for the Black and Gold, recording a pair of goals and playing 1386 minutes in senior season. He carries a 3.91 grade point average in mechanical engineering.
Cunha also played an integral role for the Black and Gold this season, playing in 15 matches for the Pride this season. Named an CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, Cunha carries a perfect 4.0 grade point average in mechanical engineering.
For the full list of award winners, see the NAIA’s full release here: http://www.naia.org/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=27900&ATCLID=211335115