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Two Menlo women named Scholar-Athletes by the NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced Monday that 243 Division II women's basketball student-athletes have been named Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes.

Menlo College women's basketball's Amber Lane and Lauriane Cassou became two of just 243 student-athletes across the country and two of five from the Cal Pac to achieve this honor.

In order to be nominated by an institution's head coach or sports information director, 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.

Possessing a 3.77 cumulative GPA as a business management major, Amber Lane earns this honor for the first time.

As a two-year guard, Lane has helped the Lady Oaks to two Cal Pac championships while averaging 5.1 points and 2.2 assists per game while shooting 64 percent from the field. Lane is a native of Henderson, Nev.

Joining Lane on the Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete list for the first time is fellow junior Lauriane Cassou.

A native of Hyeres, France, Cassou is a three-year member of the Lady Oaks and has been a part of three-straight Cal Pac tournament championships and a 52-game unbeaten streak against conference opponents.

Cassou owns a 3.94 GPA as an accounting major – the highest of any member of the Lady Oaks.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Menlo Athletics

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