GREENVILLE, SC (12/05/2017)-- The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) named Rachel Tubbs, a junior exercise science major at Bob Jones University to the Scholar-Athlete Teams for the 2017 fall season. The recognition is given to student-athletes who maintain at least a 3.40 GPA and are a junior, senior or graduate student.

"We're very proud of each of these that were honored by the NCCAA," BJU Director of Athletics Dr. Neal Ring said. "This recognition is a testament to the hard work of our student-athletes in and out of competition."

Tubbs, a resident of Davenport, was named to the Scholar-Athlete team for their hard work in the classroom.

Tubbs, co-captain of the BJU Bruins women's volleyball team, helped lead the Bruins to a final four finish at the national tournament as the team finished the year at 25-15 overall..

Of the 42 BJU student-athletes eligible, 52% were named to the Scholar-Athlete team.

"The discipline and time management that these young people exhibit in balancing the high academic standards at BJU with the time commitment of being a collegiate athlete is remarkable," Ring said. "It is another demonstration of the pursuit of excellence that we're blessed to have in our programs."

The Bob Jones University Bruins are members of the NCCAA and compete in the Division II South Region.

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.

BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, and business.

BJU has nearly 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

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