A Pella native earned a baseball scholar-athlete honor from the National Christian College Athletic Association for the 2018-19 academic year.

Caleb Piersma was one student-athlete out of seven from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul to receive the honor.

In order to earn this award, athletes must be of junior, senior or graduate academic standing and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.40 on a 4.00 grading scale.