|Lewis earns a record 156 Academic All-GLVC selections
Published: June 13, 2012.
A school-record 156 Lewis University student-athletes have earned 2012 Academic All-Great Lakes Valley Conference honors, the league office announced on Wednesday (June 13). The 156 selections rank second in the GLVC only to the University of Indianapolis' 158 honorees. It's the third straight year the Flyers have seen an increase in Academic All-GLVC selections.
The 156 selections account for more than half (53.4 percent) of Lewis’ 292 GLVC student-athletes.
The Academic All-GLVC honor is bestowed upon student-athletes that have completed two semesters at their institution and maintained a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average or have attained a 3.40 GPA over the two most recent semesters. Student-athletes that have attained a 3.40 GPA and not completed two semesters are also honored.
Of the 15 GLVC sports, 10 Lewis squads saw more than half their team qualify for Academic All-GLVC honors. Notable team accomplishments include six of the seven members of the 2012 GLVC Champion women’s tennis team earning Academic All-GLVC nods. Lewis' 25 men's track and field selections were the most in the GLVC. Lewis tied with the University of Illinois Springfield for the men’s golf lead with seven selections each and shared the softball lead with Missouri S&T with 15 honorees apiece.
Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The ninth largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.