In January, Maddie Powers, an Adel-DeSoto-Minburn alum and current Clarke University student, was named an NAIA National Scholar.


Powers is in her junior year at Clarke and is a member of the women’s volleyball team.


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.