Quick Hits: 85 Lakers earn academic honors

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#12 Meryl Cripe

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GVL/Kevin Sielaff #12 Meryl Cripe

Lanthorn Staff

Lakers garner academic honors from GLIAC

Eighty-five Grand Valley State student athletes were named to the GLIAC 2015 Winter Sports All-Academic and All-Academic Excellence Teams last week.

All-Academic Team members sport a cumulative GPA of 3.00-3.49, while Academic Excellence Teams are made up of student athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.50-4.

The men’s basketball team (five players), women’s basketball team (eight), men’s track and field team (25 athletes), women’s track and field team (29 athletes), men’s swimming and diving team (seven) and women’s swimming and diving team (11) contributed to the 85-member list.

GVSU recognizes four alumnae in Allendale

Grand Valley State held the third annual Celebrating Women in Sport and Physical Activity event Saturday. Four GVSU alumnae were recognized at the celebration reception prior to the women’s basketball game.

Lorin Cartwright, Susan Korzinek, Jill Meerman and Anna Tollefson were honored for their accomplishments.

Cartwright (’79) was the first woman to graduate from GVSU with a degree in athletic training.

Korzinek (’83) is the current director of Information Technology at GVSU. She played softball and basketball during her time at GVSU.

Meerman (’88) played four years of varsity basketball and one year of softball for the Lakers. The former point guard still holds a spot in GVSU’s record books among the leaders in all-time 3-point shooting percentage.

Tollefson (’09) is entering her fourth season as the coach of GVSU’s women’s club volleyball team. She was tabbed as the coach of the year in the National Collegiate Volleyball Federation (NCVF) ranks last season.