Lvovsky and Wacker Earn Northwestern Mutual Academic Honor
Thursday, October 04, 2012

FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU Athletics has named junior tennis player Lance Lvovsky (Dania, Fla./Broward Virtual School/Jacksonville) and sophomore women’s soccer forward Shannen Wacker (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa HS) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month award.

Each month, the FGCU Sports Information Department and Athletic Academic staff will choose a pair of Eagles as the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month. Factors in the selection for this honor will be a combination of superior athletic and overall academic success.

Lvovsky, who holds a 3.56 cumulative GPA in accounting, was part of the Doubles Main Draw championship squad at the FGCU Fall Invitational (Sept. 28-30). After a come-from-behind win in the first round against UCF, Lvovsky and his partner, Tianyu Bao, posted a pair of 8-5 wins against FAU tandem and UCF to advance to the championship match. The win over the top-seeded FAU squad in the quarterfinals came against Taylor Albrecht and Will Neuner, who finished last season ranked No. 10 in the Southeast Region. Lvovsky and Bao went on to defeat Barry’s combo of Leo Vivas and Eduardo Alfonzo, 8-5, in the doubles championship.

Wacker scored eight goals in the month of September and led the Eagles to a 6-1-1 record during that time. She scored five goals in two games last weekend en route to being named to the Weekly National Team of the Week by TopDrawerSoccer.com and named National and Conference Player of the Week by College Sports Madness and the Atlantic Sun Conference. She has 10 goals this season, including a program record five game-winners, and ranks tied-second and fourth in the FGCU record books for goals in a season and single-season points (21), respectively.

Earning a cumulative 3.61 GPA in resort and hospitality management, Wacker currently sits tied 11th in the nation in goals.

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