WACO, TEXAS (June 26, 2013) -- The Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) announced its GPA award recipients today. The awards recognize the schools and students who performed the best in the classroom during the 2012-2013 academic year. Schools submitted the cumulative grade-point average of all student-athletes competing in RRAC-sanctioned sports for the most recent year.
Eighty-two student-athletes from Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) have been recognized as scholar athletes -- the most in school history.
When OLLU joined the conference in 2009, 55 student-athletes earned scholar-athlete recognition. In 2010-2011, 52 were recognized. After the 2011-2012 season, 49 received the honors. This year, 71 were recognized by the conference, and included in the list are 11 additional student-athletes from the men's and women's tennis teams -- tennis is not an RRAC-sanctioned sport, but is in the NAIA-unaffiliated category. Overall, the University submitted a 2.71 GPA for its 163 student-athletes.
The Saints women's tennis team received the highest overall GPA at 3.48, while men's tennis was second with 3.24. Women's soccer followed at 3.08 and women's basketball had an impressive 2.95.
See below for the complete list of OLLU's 2012-2013 Scholar Athletes.
The following are Saints' student-athletes who earned a GPA between 3.5 and 4.0 during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 academic year.
|Jose De La Garza||Soccer|
|Alexandria De Luna||Cross-Country|
|Larry Anthony Lopez||Golf|
|Juan "Eddie" Ortiz||Basketball|
The following are Saints' student-athletes who earned a GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 during the fall 2012 and spring 2013 academic year.
|Author "AJ" Govan||Basketball|
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program. For more information on the Champions of Character program, click on the logo below: www.championsofcharacter.org.