7.14.14 WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Foster Wins GLIAC Commissioner's Award

Women's Track & Field, 2014-07-14

BAY CITY, Mich. – The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) announces the recipients of the Spring 2014 Meijer Commissioner’s Awards. The awards, sponsored by Meijer, Incorporated, are presented after the Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play. All grade-point averages are based on a 4.0 scale.

The six female student-athletes to receive the Spring 2014 Meijer Commissioner’s Award are: Anna Rudd of Ferris State, Miranda Cleary of Grand Valley State University, Ashriel West of Lake Erie, Taylor Thomas of Ohio Dominican, Madison Pines of Northwood, and Stephanie Foster of Walsh.

The six male student-athletes to receive the Spring 2014 Meijer Commissioner’s Awards are: Ethan Barnes, Tendo Lukwago, and Jeremy Wilk, all from Grand Valley State University, Logan Gray from Malone, Jean Menard from Northwood, and Lucas Johnson from Ferris State.

 “It is with great pleasure that I offer congratulations on behalf of the GLIAC to our 12 award winners,” stated GLIAC Commissioner Dell Robinson. “The accomplishments of the 12 student-athletes are a shining example of the future leaders and individuals who serve as change agents on our campuses. I would like thank Meijer for their continued support that allows the GLIAC to honor our top student-athletes.”

Walsh senior Stephanie Foster (Lodi, Ohio) finished her superb career with a third-place finish in the 2014 Division II National Championships to become a two-time NCAA All-American. Her final height cleared was 4.10 meters (13-5 ¼). She was named Walsh’s Female Athlete of the Year for the second time in three years. Foster became Walsh University’s first NCAA All-American after she finished fourth in the pole vault at the Division II Indoor Track and Field National Championships. Foster’s finish gave Walsh four points in the team scoring. Foster finished tied with two other vaulters for fourth-place honors. After being given a pass when the bar was set at 3.55 meters, Foster cleared her first attempt at 3.70 meters, or 12 feet 1 inch. A Physical Therapy major, Foster earned a 3.77 GPA.