MARQUETTE, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ A total of 128student-athletes were honored at the recent Northern Michigan University Student-AthleteAcademic Banquet. The Gildo Canale Award winners as well as the Athletes of theYear were honored at the event.
Jennie Lahr from the womenÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s indoor and outdoor track andfield teams was honored as the winner of the female Gildo Canale Award.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ KevinGardner from the hockey team won for the menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s side of the award.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The GildoCanale Award is given to a male and female athlete from NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s former AthleticDirector to a senior who has completed all four years at NMU, has a superioracademic record and exhibits high character traits.
Named as the NMU Athletes of the Year were Lindsay Williamsfrom the cross country ski team and Tuomas Tarkki from the hockey team.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ TheAthletes of the Year are selected as NMUÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s top female/male athlete in athleticperformance, nominated by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) repsfor athlete of the month with final selection by the NMU Athletic Departmentstaff.
Other awards were given out for the following:ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NationalCollege Athlete Honor Society Award ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ This award requires student-athletes tobe a junior or senior academic standing, a varsity letterwinner with a 3.40GPA; National Student-Athlete Day Award ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ A student-athlete has a 3.00 GPA anddemonstrated volunteer work in the community or on campus; Student-AthleteAdvisory Committee ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Two members of each team who represents theirstudent-athlete body on issues and activities throughout the academic year.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Participants are involved with conference and national meetings/legislativeissues;ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Athlete of the Month ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Nominated at the end of each month by SAACrepresentatives, then chosen by the Athletic Director, Associate Athletic Director,Assistant Athletic Director and the Sports Information Director.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Nomineespicked based on monthÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s athletic achievements; Academic Athlete of the Month ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Chosen based on previous semesterÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s grade point average of achieving a 4.00 or next highestsemester GPA.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Award winners must be above freshman status; Great LakesIntercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) All-Academic Team ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ Recipient hasabove a 3.0 GPA, is a starter of key reserve.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ No freshman or first yeartransfers are eligible for the award.