High academic honor for Mac's Bachura

By Steve Sell
March 15, 2017

McPherson College junior Aaron Bachura has been named an NAIA Scholar-Athlete for men’s basketball.

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.

Bachura is from Wilsey and played at Council Grove High School. He was second on the team in scoring at 14.5 points a game and made a team-high 95 3-pointers. He also shot 76 percent from the foul line.

Four Bethany College Swedes earned the same honor, including Zach Batman, Tyler Larkin, Ian Merzwinski and Jalen Thompson.