FGCU Athletics Teams with Northwestern Mutual for Academic Awards
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 | by Mike Hill (@mike_hill84)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Florida Gulf Coast University Athletics has teamed up with the Northwestern Mutual Glenn Black Group to spotlight the Eagles in the classroom with the Academic Student-Athlete of the Month award.

"We are very excited to begin this relationship with Northwestern Mutual," said Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs Butch Perchan. "FGCU Athletics takes tremendous pride in the academic performance of our student-athletes and it is wonderful for a company like Northwestern Mutual to team up with us to commence this monthly recognition in honor of our most outstanding young men and women."

The FGCU Sports Information Department and Athletic Academic staff will choose an Eagle as the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athlete of the Month. Factors in the selection for this honor will be a combination of superior athletic and overall academic success.

The Glenn Black Group, a member of the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, works to help secure and enhance the financial success and well-being of families and businesses in Southwest Florida. In addition to offering access to risk management products and solutions, The Glenn Black Group can provide a variety of related products that can help solve personal, retirement, estate and business planning needs.

Northwestern Mutual Financial Network is the marketing name for the sales and distribution arm of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, Milwaukee Wisc. (Northwestern Mutual) and its subsidiaries.