Manning, Paden, Varner all named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Manning, Paden, Varner all named NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Jamison Manning (above), Nick Paden and Christian Varner were all named 2015 Daktronics NAIA-Scholar-Athletes by the national office. (Credit Steve Wampler)

LEBANON, Tenn. – Three Cumberland wrestlers were recently named 2015 Daktronics NAIA-Scholar-Athletes by the national office during the NAIA Championships in Topeka, Kan. Student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically and maintain a 3.50 grade-point-average to be eligible for the award.

Juniors Jamison Manning and Nick Paden along with redshirt sophomore Christian Varner all garnered the accolade. Paden, a native of Hodgenville, Ky., has a perfect 4.0 GPA in Mathematics while Manning, a Mt. Juliet, Tenn., native, carries a 3.71 in Criminal Justice/Public Administration and Varner, a native of Hixson, Tenn., posts a 3.59 in Engineering Science/Mathematics. A total of 46 wrestlers from 21 NAIA institutions were honored.

2015 DAKTRONICS-NAIA WRESTLING SCHOLAR-ATHLETES
Jamison Manning – 3.71, Criminal Justice/Public Administration
Nick Paden – 4.00, Mathematics
Christian Varner – 3.59, Engineering Science/Mathematics