McCarty selected for academic award
Luke McCarty, a Tonganoxie graduate now playing football at Missouri Southern, was named to the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll for the fall season.
McCarty, a 2004 THS graduate, carries a 3.226 grade-point average after two complete semesters at the MIAA school. He is a sophomore this year and played on the defensive line during the fall for the Lions, who finished the season at 3-7.
McCarty is undeclared on a major at this time.
The sophomore was one of 35 Missouri Southern student-athletes honored. He was one of 12 football players chosen for the honor. Women's soccer had 10, while women's cross country had six, volleyball five and men's cross country two.
To be eligible for the honor, students-athletes had to have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better, have at least two terms of attendance at the school (excluding summer classes) and be at least a sophomore in athletic eligibility.
The MIAA is an NCAA Division II conference made up of universities from Missouri and Kansas.