Sites, Williams honored for academics

Brad Stephens

WKU held its 2011-2012 academic banquet on Wednesday at Diddle Arena, honoring athletes’ and teams’ academic achievements.

Senior track and field distance runner Jeremy Sites was named Male Scholar Athlete of the Year, while senior soccer midfielder Lindsay Williams earned Female Scholar Athlete of the Year honors.

The men’s tennis team finished with a 3.17 grade point average, the highest on campus among men’s sports for the fourth straight year.

The women’s soccer team was named female Academic Team of the Year with a 3.62 team GPA

Junior men’s basketball center Teeng Akol earned the Courage Award for “efforts and advancements both inside and outside the classroom during difficult circumstances.”

Sophomore women’s basketball guard Chaney Means won the Outreach Service Award for her efforts “to improve the community in which she lives and better the individuals she encounters on a daily basis.”