Colleges: Lewis Athletics Department wins GLVC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Overall Sportsmanship Award
By Dennis Nelson For Sun-Times Media May 22, 2014 11:28PM
Lewis' BJ Boldog | Dennis Nelson/For Sun-Times Media
Updated: May 22, 2014 11:33PM
The Lewis Athletics Department has been named winner of the Great Lakes Valley Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Overall Sportsmanship Award.
The Flyers totaled the most points during the 2013-14 season to earn their first GLVC SAAC Overall Sportsmanship Award. Lewis’ men’s cross country, men’s indoor track and field and women’s indoor track and field teams all won the Sportsmanship Award for their respective GLVC sport.
“It’s wonderful to be recognized by your fellow member schools for having good sportsmanship as an entire department,” Lewis Director of Athletics Dr. John Planek said. “We have made this area a point of emphasis and continually look to improve and educate our coaches, staff and student-athletes on the importance of being a role model.”
Awards roll in for Flyers
Four Lewis spring sports student-athletes earned spots on the College Sports Information Directors of America Capital One Academic All-District IV At-Large First Team.
Honorees include senior men’s volleyball player BJ Boldog, senior men’s tennis player Armand Levandi and senior women’s tennis players Zsofia Kranczicki and Zsofia Lanstiak.
The four are eligible for Academic All-America status.
Cougars’ Nonnemacher Player of the Year
St. Xavier senior pitcher Megan Nonnemacher has been named the Capital One Academic All-America College Division Softball Player of the Year.
An elementary education major with a 3.91 grade-point average, Nonnemacher is a three-time member of the Capital One Academic All-America team.
Lucky 13 for Saints
St. Francis is sending 13 student-athletes to the NAIA outdoor track and field National Championships this weekend at Mickey Miller Blackwell Stadium in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
The female qualifiers include Chelsea Rimington in the shot put and discus events, Homewood-Flossmoor grad LaChrissa Safforld in the discus, Hilary Halford in the 5,000-meter run, Kaitlin Hoy in the 10,000 run, Althea Gatto in the marathon, Daryll Rodriguez, of Andrew, in the 400 hurdles and Isi Edeko in the triple jump.
The men’s qualifiers are Mike Blaszczyk in the 5,000, Dylan Reyes in the 10,000, Cam Knudsen in the 5,000, Trevor Howard in the marathon and Ryan Njegovan and Eric Davis in the discus.
Njegovan also qualified in the shot put. Davis is making his third straight appearance at the national championships.