June 25, 2013
For Immediate Release
Fort Wayne, Ind. – Indiana Tech student-athletes helped the Warrior athletic department reach new heights in 2012-13 culminating with the men’s and women’s track & field teams bringing home the University’s first two national championships.
A year after Indiana Tech saw a record number of student-athletes earn academic recognition for their outstanding performance in the classroom, the Warriors surpassed that number once again. Ninety-one (91) Warriors qualified for Academic All-Conference honors, as a junior or higher with a grade point average of 3.25 or better, and an impressive 61 qualified for NAIA Scholar-Athlete status carrying over a 3.5 GPA. Tech also had one student-athlete named to the Capital One Academic All-America Third Team.
Eleven varsity teams qualified as 2011-12 NAIA Scholar Teams by maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The Warriors will look to pass that mark when this year’s awards are announced later this summer.
In addition to the academic accomplishments, Warrior athletes succeeded on the field as well. Indiana Tech finished third in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference All-Sports Trophy standings after capturing five conference championships and two WHAC Tournament titles. The men’s and women’s track & field teams won the indoor championship, the third straight for the women and first overall for the men. The track squads then successfully defended the conference crowns at the outdoor meet, sweeping the men’s and women’s championships.
In its first season as a WHAC sport, the women’s lacrosse team took home not only the regular season title, but also claimed the tournament championship. Also taking home a tournament title was the baseball team who captured the top spot for the fourth time in the last five years.
Indiana Tech also finished in the top-25 of the NAIA Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings for the second consecutive year. The Warriors improved on last year’s 22nd place finish by landing at No. 16, the highest finish in school history. Tech was the top WHAC finisher and was joined by three other members in the top-50.
The Warriors saw several teams experience national postseason play in 2012-13, highlighted by the men’s and women’s track & field teams winning the NAIA outdoor national titles. Along with the two team championships the track & field teams claimed eight individual/relay championships at the NAIA outdoor meet and two more during the indoor season.
There were also a total of 100 All-American honors earned by Tech athletes throughout the year. Indiana Tech coaches received several honors as well with five WHAC Coach of the Year awards, one WHAC Coach of Character award, and two NAIA National Coach of the Year honors.
To see a complete list of all Warrior Athletic accomplishments visit http://www.indianatech.edu/Athletics/honors/Pages/default.aspx
For more information on Indiana Tech athletics please call the Athletic Office at 260-422-5561 ext. 2492 or visit our website at http://www.indianatech.edu/athletics
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