The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Thursday (May 16) that both the Lewis University men's and women's track and field teams have been named recipients of the GLVC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) for the spring season.
Lewis head track and field coach Dana Schwarting believes that both of his squads were recognized for their attitudes and behavior at the recent GLVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, hosted by the Flyers, on May 3rd and 4th.
"I am really proud of the way our teams handled themselves at this year's GLVC Championships, and the whole season for that matter," Schwarting said. "Hosting the meet is a huge endeavor.
"All of our coaches were working hard to make sure the meet ran smoothly, and we didn't always have time to coach every athlete during their respective events," Schwarting continued. "The team did a great job of helping each other, and making sure everyone was prepared, and giving feedback at all times.
"This award shows the quality of student-athletes we have on our men's and women's teams here at Lewis."
The SAAC Sportsmanship Award is determined by a vote of the GLVC member institutions' campus SAACs. The committees select their top three choices in each sport and base their decision on their view of sportsmanship. Each team that received a first-place vote received three points, second-place received two points and third place received one point. The GLVC sponsors the award in each of the league's 18 championship sports.
Lewis University is a Catholic University in the Lasallian tradition, offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 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 seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.
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