79 LU student-athletes named to SLC Academic Honor Roll
June 26, 2012
BEAUMONT, Texas - Lamar University had 79 student-athletes named to the Southland Conference Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll for the 2012 spring semester, the conference announced today.
The honor roll includes student-athletes who took part in baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's golf, softball, men's and women's tennis and men's and women's indoor and outdoor track and field. Student-athletes, nominated by their respective academic advisors, must have been eligible to compete in a conference sport during the academic year in which the nomination occurs and have a minimum grade-point average of 3.00.
Lamar led the conference with 17 student-athletes who posted a perfect 4.0 GPA. Junior Matt Johnsen, the indoor track and field student-athlete of the year, and senior Tom Wade, the outdoor track and field student-athlete of the year, led the way for LU. Johnsen posted a 3.80 GPA in kinesiology while Wade had a 4.00 GPA in kinesiology. Johnsen was named the Lamar Male Scholar Athlete of the Year while Wade earned CoSIDA second-team Academic All-America along with his twin brother Joe Wade, who posted a 4.00 in kinesiology. Julie Aime, a two-time all-conference team member for women's golf, earned a 3.66 in communications while Carolina Salas, the newcomer of the year in women's tennis, had a 3.50 in industrial technology.
"As a department, we are very proud of all of our student-athletes named to the Southland Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll for spring 2012," said Helene Thill, Lamar's associate athletics director for academic affairs. "These student-athletes strive to be the best student-athletes they can be. Leading the Southland Conference with 16 4.00 student-athletes shows the hard work they put into their respective sports and in the classroom. Our student-athletes continue to work hard throughout their careers at Lamar University and this is a great accomplishment."