Ferris State trio earns GLIAC Commissioner’s Award

BIG RAPIDS — Three Ferris State University student-athletes have been recognized as recipients of the fall 2012 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Meijer Commissioner’s Award.

The awards, sponsored by Meijer, Incorporated, are presented after the fall, winter, and spring athletic seasons to six male and six female 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.

Ferris State’s honorees include senior volleyball student-athletes Samantha Fordyce and Anne Sutton along with senior men’s cross country runner Ryan Chute.

“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 is 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.”

The six female student-athletes to receive the Fall 2012 Meijer Commissioner’s Awards included:  Fordyce and Sutton of Ferris State; Brittany Snyder of Ashland; Melanie Hoffman of Michigan Tech; Shara Perry of Ohio Dominican, and Lauren Hill of Saginaw Valley State University.

The six male student-athletes to receive the Fall 2012 Meijer Commissioner’s Awards are: FSU’s Chute; Donnie Dottei of Ashlan; Tyler White of Ohio Dominican; Zach Myers of Saginaw Valley State; along with Mickey Mohner and Nick Thomas of Wayne State.

Ferris State was the only conference member to have three individuals honored.  A total of only six of the 16 conference members had at least one individual recognized with Saginaw Valley State, Ashland and Wayne State having two selections each.

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