Quick Hits: GVSU alum to sign with Jags

Quick Hits: GVSU alum to sign with Jags

Lanthorn Staff

Jaguars to sign former GVSU linebacker

Former Grand Valley State linebacker and current NFL free agent Dan Skuta is set to ink a five-year, $20.5 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars when the free agent signing period opens, reports CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco.

Skuta, an outside linebacker, spent the last two season with the San Francisco 49ers after playing for the Cincinnati Bengals from 2009-11. The Burton, Mich. native made 10 starts and recorded five sacks for the 49ers last season, while forcing three fumbles, all career-highs.

Three Lakers land weekly GLIAC honors

Three Grand Valley State student athletes received GLIAC laurels on Monday following their standout performances last week. 

Baseball player Kevin Zak was named GLIAC North Division Player of the Week after posting 16 hits, 12 runs, two homers and 26 total bases through GVSU’s first nine games of the 2015 season. The shortstop is sporting a .432/.436/.703 slashline so far.

Meanwhile, freshman softball player Courtney Reinhold was named GLIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week. The righty boasts a 5-1 record with a 1.07 ERA, and has struck out 20 batters while issuing just six free passes this season.

Finally, lacrosse midfielder Erika Neumen earned GLIAC Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week honors. The transfer from Hofstra leads the team with 16 goals, good for a tie atop the GLIAC in goals scored, and 13 of her 16 tallies have come against ranked opponents this season.

T&F teams set for national championships

Friday marks the start of the NCAA Division II Track & Field Championships, which will take place in Birmingham, Ala. 

Twenty-four individuals and three relay teams from Grand Valley State’s program will compete nearly two weeks removed from dual first-place finishes at the GLIAC Championships.