Quick Hits: Lakers earn All-America laurels

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Lanthorn Staff

  • Football players garner All-American plaudits

On Tuesday, two Grand Valley State football players earned D2football.com All-America Team Honorable Mentions for the 2014 season.

Junior Jamie Potts, a 6-foot-2 wide receiver, led the Lakers with 905 receiving yards, 10 receiving touchdowns and 54 receptions. The Ravenna, Mich. product converted from tight end to wide receiver before the season started.

Also honored was senior defensive back Deonté Hurst.

Hurst, a senior from Kentwood, Mich., came up with two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. Hurst led GVSU with 44 solo tackles and 48 assisted tackles. He also made 5.5 tackles for loss including two sacks.

  • Laker women welcome Saginaw Valley State

The Grand Valley State women’s basketball team will look to build off a strong performance in its win over Northwood on Jan. 24 with a pair of North Division matchups ahead.

On Jan. 29, GVSU (12-4, 9-3 GLIAC) will host Saginaw Valley State (6-12, 1-11 GLIAC). The Cardinals are led by 6-foot-3 center Emily Wendling, who is averaging 17.3 points and 10.2 rebounds per game this season. The Lakers will finish out the week with a trip to Hillsdale (10-6, 6-6 GLIAC), where they will run up against Megan Fogt – who is averaging 15.0 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.

  • Spartans, Wolverines return to KFSC

Grand Valley State will host a track & field dual meet at the Kelly Family Sports Center between Michigan and Michigan State at 1 p.m. on Jan. 31.

The meet will take place prior to GVSU’s Quad Meet, which is scheduled to kick off at 5:30 p.m.

The last time the Wolverines and Spartans squared off in a dual meet was in 2013 – an event that also took place at the Kelly Family Sports Center.

The meet will begin with field events at 1 p.m., followed by the track events starting at 1:30 p.m.