Sports News: Student-Athletes Honored, Senior Tobi Alli Makes Best Long Jump in Track and Field

April 8, 2013 4:57 pm Athletics, Student Affairs, Student Awards, Students

In celebration of National Student-Athlete Day, the Lehman Athletics Department recognized fifty-four of its student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom and in the surrounding community.

“We are very proud of our academic achievements,” says Athletics Director Dr. Martin L. Zwiren. “Lehman has raised our academic standards recently, and our student-athletes have responded with success in the classroom, and on the playing fields.” Each of the students honored have a 3.2 GPA or higher.

Recently, the CUNY Athletic Conference announced the Scholar-Athletes for the fall seasons, and Lehman produced more members than any other conference school, with a total of forty-seven. The men’s soccer program led the way with thirteen student-athletes. The second highest team total was women’s tennis with ten members, followed by women’s soccer with nine.

Launched in 1988, National Student-Athlete Day honors student-athletes and the network of instructors, coaches, administrators, and schools that make it possible for young people to strike a balance between academic and athletic achievement.

Track and Field

On Saturday, April 6, Lehman’s outdoor track and field teams competed in the Ramapo Invitational, where senior Tobi Alli shined. In the long jump, she landed 6.0 meters with her second jump—the longest distance in the country so far this season. She established consistency with her third and final jump, which went for 5.99 meters.