INDIANAPOLIS – The 2013-14 academic year was successful for Salisbury University athletics, with numerous teams advancing to the championship site of their respective sports. It was also successful with four student-athletes winning the NCAA’s Elite 89 Award at their championship venue. Now, the NCAA is giving fans the chance to vote for their favorite Elite 89 Award winners.
Beginning today, fans can vote for their favorite of the 89 award winners with the contest narrowing to the top 30 following this week, then the top 10 and the fans’ favorite Elite 89 Award winner will be featured on the NCAA social media platforms.
Salisbury senior Haley Quillen won the award at the field hockey championship in November and, in the span of two days this spring, three more Sea Gulls were honored. Baseball junior Dan Fein claimed the award, while women’s lacrosse senior Anna Sparr and men’s lacrosse senior Tim Stone followed a day later.
The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA in 2009, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 89 championships.
Click here to vote for the Sea Gulls’ Elite 89 Award winners. The voting for the first round closes at 5 p.m., on July 13.