Hello Laker Fans,
On Sunday, May 1, 2016, the Lake Land Athletic Leadership Council will be hosting the Laker Academic Awards Gala in the Lake Land College Field House. This year, the Gala will be tied with a live and silent auction, with all proceeds going to Lake Land College Athletics.
At the Gala, in addition to recognizing each team, we will be honoring the many athletes who have excelled in the classroom here at Lake Land. For the first time this year, we will be recognizing the Faculty of the Year, voted on by our student-athletes. The Male and Female Athletes of the Year will also be announced and recognized.
Tickets for the Gala will be $25 per seat. Each seat includes hors d'oeuvres and a three course sit-down meal consisting of a salad, your choice of pork or chicken, and a dessert. Tables are made up of six seats and are also available for purchase at $125 each.
If you would like to donate any items to our live or silent auction, or purchase seats for the Gala, please contact Braddi Browning at 217-234-5333 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we receive the item you're donating, we will respond back with our tax identification number for your tax purposes.
Dress for the Gala will be semi-formal with refreshment hour starting at 4pm and dinner at 5pm. For those who may be coming to watch the softball or baseball games on Saturday and are interested in staying, contact Comfort Inn and Suites in Mattoon at (217) 619-0480 to receive a special rate for this event.
We expect this to be a fun and exciting night and hope that you can attend. We look forward to seeing you all and celebrating the successes of our Lake Land student-athletes!
Coleman Engelkes, Chairman - Athletic Leadership Council
Samantha Thompson, Vice Chairman - Athletic Leadership Council
2015, NJCAA Academic Team (must have a team GPA of 3.00 or higher)
2015, NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards
NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.00 GPA)
NJCAA Award for Superior Academic Achievement (3.80-3.99 GPA)
NJCAA Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.60-3.79 GPA)
2015, NJCAA Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence Honoree:
Page Clinton-Softball (4.000)
Sarah Lopesilvero-Softball (4.000)
2015, NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement Honoree:
Jessica Murray-Softball (3.894)
Candace Niemerg-Women’s Basketball (3.831)
2015, NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement Honoree:
Haley Kennison-Volleyball (3.641)
The accumulative GPA of all of our athletes for the Academic year of 14-15 was 3.11.
Accumulative GPA for the 2014-2015 Academic year by sport:
By Sport: Women’s Basketball – 3.423
Softball – 3.219
Volleyball – 3.163
Men’s Basketball – 2.846
Baseball – 2.967
Total number of athletes achieving a 3.0 or higher GPA for the academic year 14-15 was 50 of 89.
By sport: Softball (14 of 21)
Baseball (13 of 26)
Women’s Basketball (10 of 12)
Volleyball (10 of 15)
Men’s Basketball (3 of 15)
|Nathalya de Souza||Rachel Mullen||Maria Brasel||Haylee Neilson|
|Daria Voronina||Catherine Largent||Rachel Schultz|
|Paulo Camilo Jr.||William Tinsley||Jeffery Martin||Alex Bohnhoff|
|Robert DeVries||Darrin (DJ) Jenkins||Jack Raboin||Estiven Estacio Larrahondo|
|Tyler Schuring||Can Oztamur||Gerard Hadidian||Alpha Cisse|
|Dymond Randle||Kadja Brown||Jay'La Davis||Cayla Yates|
|Courtney Flach||Emily Neuhauser||Ashanti Brock||Samantha Thompson|
|Juan Paez||Angel-David Lopez||Joshua Sampoll||Clayton Slifer|
|Dallas Wilson||Adam Cox||Braden McNeely||Devon Still|
|Felix Baez||Tony Kwon||Luis Dominguez||Jordan Thoele|
|Randall Winger||Tyler Haake||John Thomas||Rashan Moursalien|
|Blake Wellinghoff||Alex Hoelscher||Anderson Perozo|
|Samantha Valentine||Tegan Murphy||Bailey Gowin||Katelyn Fisher|
|Lilianna Estrada||Madison Boone||Anna Albaugh||Audrey Casey|
|Emily Oestreich||Carley Coffey||Chloe Wigington|
|Jessica Miller||Ian Goatley||Ariel Heppe||Adrianne Faulkner|
|Kelsi Frederick||Maureen Blakey||Herman Kwong|