Tue, May. 29, 2012
Track and Field
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The NAIA announces Bethany College student-athlete Lisa Faimon, senior from Stratton, Neb., and Michael Metcalfe, junior from Overland Park, Kan., are two of its 2012 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
Selected for the honor were 362 women and 243 men who compete in track and field. 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.
Faimon is the daughter of Tom and Teri Faimon. She has a 3.60 grade point average and is majoring in elementary education. Metcalfe is the son of Julie Metcalfe. He has a 3.80 grade point average and is majoring in criminal justice.
Head Track and Field Coach Robert Spies said, "Lisa is a very competitive individual, and she works very diligently at becoming the best she is capable of being whether that is as an athlete or as a student. Her work ethic is second to none and she credits this to her parent's upbringing. She has assisted with youth programs in the summers where she was an instructor for volleyball and track and field camps. She also has done highway clean ups and has helped out in her home town with different projects such as cleaning up or fixing elderly citizen properties. It's an ‘all-out' principle for Lisa and because of this she will be successful no matter what she does in her lifetime."
Spies also commented on Metcalfe's diligence and servant leadership. "Being a successful multitalented athlete, Mike also takes equal pride in doing well in the classroom," he said. "He often times helps others on the team with their studying and really provides those he works with the drive to become responsible for their academic achievement. Mike has been on the Dean's list each semester since coming to Bethany College and has been invited to the college's Honors Banquet. He serves his community by actively being involved in his church's highway cleanup during the summers and last summer he worked in a homeless shelter serving meals. He has also worked youth sport camps in the past where he was as an instructor for pole vault. He is a hard worker on the track and in the classroom and has been a pleasure to have on the team. His teammates enjoy his camaraderie and his willingness to help whenever needed."