Rockhurst trio receive GLVC Scholar-Athlete of the Year AwardsJune 15, 2011

Rockhurst’s Clarke Fry (men’s golf), John Lazenby (men’s tennis) and Maureen Rielley (women’s tennis) are among 10 student-athletes honored with the Great Lakes Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Of The Year Award for their respective sports for the 2010-11 season.

The GLVC presents just one scholar-athlete award per sport each year. The award is based upon athletic accomplishments, both team and individual, and academic performance in the season upon which the award is based. Each conference member has the opportunity to nominate one individual from its team for the award, and nominees must have a cumulative grade point average which meets Academic All-America standards (3.30). Freshmen and first-year transfers are not eligible for the award. The voting is completed by each member institution’s Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR).

Fry, a junior from Manhattan, Kan., was named the 2010-11 GLVC Men’s Golfer of the Year after posting a 74.3 stroke average. He was an All-GLVC First Team selection as he tied for fourth at the GLVC Championships held at Panther Creek Country Club in April. Fry shot the low round at the event with a 69 and ranked seventh in the league in stroke average. The marketing major has maintained a 3.46 cumulative GPA while playing golf for the Hawks and in addition to making the Dean’s List, was a member of the Academic All-GLVC Team. He finished in the top five in four different events during the year and shot a 73 or better in nine rounds. Fry earned medalist honors at the Illinois Springfield Spring Invitational and qualified for the NCAA Super Regional for the third year in a row.

Lazenby, a sophomore from Joplin, Mo., excelled at No. 2 singles and No. 2 doubles for the Hawks in 2010-11. He helped lead Rockhurst to GLVC Championship and to the final eight in the NCAA Division II Men’s Tennis Tournament. Lazenby is a pre-med major at Rockhurst and has posted a 3.90 cumulative GPA. He was a member of the Academic All-GLVC Team, was an ITA Scholar-Athlete and a member of the Dean’s List. Lazenby was 16-3 in singles competition and 18-6 in doubles. He earned All-West Division and All-GLVC honors while also capturing the ITA Midwest Regional doubles championship. He finished seventh in doubles at the ITA Small College National Championships. Rockhurst finished the year 22-4 overall, while Lazenby ranked 15th in singles in the ITA Division II Midwest Region poll.

Rielley, a junior from Overland Park, Kan., maintained a 3.46 cumulative GPA while also being named the 2010-11 GLVC Player of the Year. Rielley, a communications and history major, was named All-West Division and All-GLVC after posting a 19-4 singles record and 20-2 mark in doubles. She is ranked 48th in the ITA Division II national rankings and second in the Midwest Region. Rielley helped the Hawks to a 17-6 overall record and to the GLVC West Division title with a perfect 5-0 league mark. She was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team, was named an Academic All-GLVC selection, an ITA Scholar-Athlete and was a member of the Dean’s List. Rielley captured the ITA Midwest Regional singles championship in the fall and placed seventh in singles at the ITA Small College National Championships.

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