Six Honored with Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Award

  • By Charlie Healy
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  • February 28, 2017 11:00 AM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Six West Virginia University student-athletes were awarded the 2017 Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award by the Big 12 Conference, the league’s highest academic honor.
Amy Cashin (track & field/cross country), Christian Diaz (men’s soccer), Jack Elliott (men’s soccer), Nathan Howells (swimming & diving), James Koval (swimming & diving) and Louisa Morgan (rowing) were among the 58 Big 12 student-athletes honored.
The award, in its seventh year, has honored a total of 482 conference student-athletes.
The award is in memory of Lage, who served as the Oklahoma State faculty athletics representative with the NCAA and the Big Eight/Big 12 Conference from 1983 until his death in 2007. He was the chairman on three occasions (1985-86, 93-94 and 2003-04).
Lage had been a member of the Oklahoma State family since 1966, when he joined the College of Business Administration as an assistant professor. During his tenure at OSU, he served as the director of graduate studies in the department of economics (1974-77), head of the department of economics and finance (1978-84), director of the OSU Center for International Trade and Development (1985-87), and associate dean for research and graduate programs in the college of business administration (1997-2004).
In order to be eligible for the accolade, student-athletes must have lettered at least once in their career while maintaining residence at their institution for at least one academic year. The honoree, which can only be recognized once, should have 100 hours of earned credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.80 at the time of the nomination.
The Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award recipients will receive public recognition at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championships.
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