Lakers earn five weekly GLIAC awards

Five Grand Valley State University student athletes have been awarded weekly GLIAC honors this week, as the baseball, softball, men’s tennis and women’s track and field teams all had at least one standout performer who was recognized by the conference.
Senior pitcher Brad Zambron earned the GLIAC Pitcher of the Week award after posting three saves in last week’s GLIAC play, giving him 32 career saves, which ties the NCAA Division II record. GVSU has an overall record of 13-10 this season and is 7-3 against conference opponents.
The No. 15 softball team picked up a pair of awards, as senior designated player Katie Martin earned the GLIAC Player of the Week while senior pitcher Hannah Santora was awarded the GLIAC Pitcher of the Week.
The men’s tennis team is undefeated in conference play so far this spring, as the team recently moved to 13-7 in 2013 while posting an 8-0 GLIAC record. GVSU junior Bryan Hodges has been a big part of the team’s recent success and was awarded with the GLIAC Men’s Tennis Player of the Week. Hodges has not lost a singles or doubles match in a conference dual meet this season.
Following a record-breaking performance against Saginaw Valley State University last weekend, GVSU senior Sam Lockhart of the No. 4 women’s track and field team was awarded the GLIAC Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week. Lockhart set a new GVSU record in both the discus and shot put.