LMU Puts 17 on WCC All-Academic Teams
The Lions had 17 players featured on the 2010 Fall All-Academic Teams.
Jan. 27, 2011
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -
A total of 17 LMU fall student-athletes were named to the 2010 West Coast Conference Fall All-Academic teams, released on Wednesday by the conference office. The WCC All-Academic teams honor some of the league's finest examples of the consummate scholar-athlete.
The LMU women's cross country team led the way with six honorees, including Tara Erdmann and Sheree Shea who garnered first-team selections. Men's cross country, women's volleyball, and women's soccer all had three players named to the teams, while men's soccer finished with a pair. Men's cross country's Greg Innes claimed first-team honors, while Olivia Bailey represented the volleyball squad on the first team. Jonas Reiter capped the first-team selections, earning the nod for the 2010 WCC Champion men's soccer team.
Erdmann, who won the individual cross country title and set the women's 6k course record this year, recorded a fourth-place finish at NCAA West Regionals in Eugene, Oregon en route to becoming LMU's first NCAA Cross Country All-American. She sports a 3.33 GPA as a liberal studies major.
Shea, who has a 3.72 GPA as a sociology major, finished third overall at the WCC Championship to earn an All-Conference selection before going on to finish 14th at the NCAA West Regional Championships in a personal-best time of 20:30.
Innes, who owns a 3.66 GPA in accounting, had a strong race competing in his first collegiate 8k at the WCC Championship. The sophomore, who earned honorable mention All-Academic recognition last year, finished 29th overall in 26:26.
Serving as LMU's starting setter throughout the season, Bailey participated in 108 sets, dishing-out 1,101 assists at a rate of 10.19 per set. The communication major with a 3.45 GPA also collected 65 kills, 20 aces, 226 digs, three block solos and 30 block assists.
Reiter, who carries a 3.39 GPA as a business major, played in 18 of LMU's 20 matches this year, scoring one goal and adding three assists for a total of five points.
At the completion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an All-Academic squad for each of the participating sponsored sports. To be considered, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, while also being a significant contributor to his or her team.
"The West Coast Conference prides itself on excellence both in the classroom and on the fields of play," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "We are proud to recognize these student-athletes, who exemplify the core values of our member institutions, for their outstanding accomplishments and for representing the ideals of the West Coast Conference."
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