FSU boasts 78 student-athletes on GLIAC all-academic team
A total of 78 Ferris State student athletes were rewarded for their work in the classroom when they received Fall GLIAC All-Academic laurels last Friday, Jan. 22.
Six different athletic programs were represented among those named to the team, including volleyball, football, soccer, women’s tennis and men’s and women’s cross country.
In order to qualify, the student-athlete must be an active member of a team at the end of the fall semester and have at least a 3.0. If a student-athlete achieves a 3.5 or higher he or she is placed on the Academic Excellence team.
Women’s basketball drops two on the road
The Ferris State women’s basketball squad suffered two road losses last week, moving their overall record to 3-15, and stretching their losing streak to six straight.
The first loss came at the hands of Northwood on Thursday, Jan. 21, when they fell 62-57. Despite Ferris sophomore forward Rachel McInery netting 24 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for a double-double, the Dawgs were unable to overcome Northwood’s balanced scoring attack and 20 points from the bench.
Then, on Jan. 23, the Dawgs lost by double digits to Lake Superior State 62-51. Leading the team in points once again was McInery who scored 18 and fell just short of a second consecutive double-double with nine rebounds. Contributing nine points and four rebounds off the bench was Ferris freshman guard Margo Brown, who clocked 25 minutes in the contest.
The Bulldogs next shot at earning a win will be when they hit the road at Hillsdale this Thursday, Jan. 28. Tipoff against the Chargers is set for 6 p.m.