NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Loyola University New Orleans Department of Athletics and Wellness will be hosting their 6th annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Ceremony on April 26. The event starts at 6 P.M. in the St. Charles Room located at The Danna Center on Loyola’s campus.
Loyola athletics will honor 71 student-athletes who posted at least a 3.0 GPA for the 2009 calender year. Of the 71 honorees, five student-athletes obtained a perfect 4.0 with 26 finishing with at least a 3.5 GPA.
Also being honored, eight Loyola athletes were named to the Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete list for obtaining a 3.5 GPA or better and being at least a junior in academic standing. Baseball had four honorees, men’s basketball finished with two while volleyball and cross country had one each.
For team GPA, head coach Andy Canegitta’s men’s track and cross country teams had the highest marks with a 3.31 and 3.24 respectively. The reinstated women’s tennis team, in their first season since the 1990’s, also had a 3.24. The men’s basketball team finished with a 3.14 with volleyball right behind at 3.13. Rounding out the teams are women’s cross country at 2.98, baseball and women’s basketball at 2.96, and women’s track at 2.92