ATHLETICS | It is Beerfest Week! Registration now open to reserve tickets for LMU’s third annual Beerfest on Saturday, Aug.4. The festivities include unlimited tastings, local craft beers and ciders including several from LMU Alumni, dancing to live music, L.A.’s best food trucks, giant games and souvenir T-shirts and glasses. All proceeds from Beerfest benefit LMU student-athletes through the Lions Athletic Fund.
Men’s basketball is hosting an open practice for all to see and meet the team. Fans, students, staff and faculty, community members and more are invited to see the team practice on Aug. 6 from 5:30-6:30 p.m., before the Lions travel to Australia. No registration is required.
Sullivan Field hosted Tottenham, an English Premier League soccer team, this past week as the Spurs played in the International Champions Cup. The club arrived to LMU men’s and women’s soccer facility for their first training on July 23 and prepared for matches against AS Roma in San Diego, FC Barcelona at the Rose Bowl, and Tuesday’s game against AC Milan in Minneapolis.
The West Coast Conference announced their 2017-18 Academic Honor Roll last week, recognizing student-athletes who have balanced athletic success with academic excellence. For the seventh consecutive year, over 1,000 WCC student-athletes garnered honors on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll for earning at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, LMU had 159 student-athletes on this year’s honor roll.
More academic awards have followed. In addition to be named to the WCC Honor Roll, track and field, and men’s and women’s tennis all received additional academic recognition this week.
Three student-athletes from the LMU track and field team earned 2018 USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) All-Academic honors based on their performance on and off the track during the spring season. Danielle Shanahan and Maddi Vorgitch were selected on the women’s All-Academic list while Jack Polerecky was honored on the men’s side.
Based on their academic performance this past year, four LMU men’s tennis players have been named 2018 ITA Scholar-Athletes. Graduate student Charles Boyce was joined by Cartier Juan, Max Kaiser and Ethan Prost on the list.
Also based on their academic performance this past year, a pair of LMU women’s tennis players have been named 2018 ITA Scholar-Athletes. Senior Anna Romeka joined sophomore Siobhan Anderson on the year-end list.