Purdue Calumet Senior Kenny Karrson named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete

PUC-PeregrinsPurdue University Calumet senior Kenny Karrson was one of 210 men’s cross country runners of the NAIA to be named a 2014 Daktronics Scholar-Athlete, as released by the national office Monday.

Karrson (Lansing, Ill./T.F. South) claimed his second-straight honor, as he was named a Scholar-Athlete in 2013. The senior and four-year runner for the Peregrines overwhelmingly met the criteria for the award, which includes a minimum 3.5 grade point average and at least a junior standing academically.

Karsson, who ran in all eight meets for the Peregrines and set a career-best time of 30:05 at this fall’s Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference championships, is majoring in communication with a concentration in journalism.

The NAIA is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country.