FORT MYERS, Fla. – FGCU Athletics has named men’s golfer Jake Sherwin (Fort Myers, Fla./Evangelical Christian HS) and women’s cross country runner Kelly Perzanowski (St. Clairsville, Ohio/St. Clairsville HS) as recipients of the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athletes of the Month Award for the month of September.
Each month, the FGCU Athletics Communications Office and Athletic Academic staff will choose a pair of Eagles as the Northwestern Mutual Academic Student-Athlete of the Month. Those selected for the honor will have exhibited a combination of superior athletic and overall academic success.
Sherwin, who holds a 3.31 cumulative GPA, carded a three-round total of 230, tied for fifth on the team and 59th overall at the Golfweek Conference Challenge in Burlington, Iowa before establishing himself as the man to beat in the Eagles lineup at the Saint Mary’s Invitational in Seaside, Calif. The Pre-Exercise Science major carded rounds of 72, 71 and 76 to secure a tie for 10th place overall out of 104 golfers that participated in the event.
Perzanowski carries a 3.04 cumulative GPA and produced a record-breaking performance in the women’s 6k at the Mountain Dew Invitational at the University of Florida. The Child and Youth Studies major finished first among a pack of 270 runners with a time of 20 minutes and 45.06 seconds, erasing the previous record of 22:02.6 and defeating competitors from such notable schools as Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, LSU, South Carolina, Miami, Stetson and North Florida. Her efforts in the event earned her Atlantic Sun Runner of the Week honors for the week of Sept. 15. Perzanowski would finish 45th out of 300 in her next event, clocking in at 22:00.65 in the women’s 6k at the Roy Griak Invitational.
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