Chicago, Ill. -
The Roosevelt Athletic Department recognized the success of its top student-athletes in the classroom on Tuesday announcing that sophomore Brandon Richman, a member of the baseball team, earned 2011-12 Male Student-Athlete of the Year accolades, while sophomore Carina Balan
, a member of the women's tennis team, was recognized as the 2011-12 Female Student-Athlete of the Year.
For the second consecutive season the women's tennis team took home Academic Team of the Year honors, earning the highest cumulative GPA among all Lakers squads during the spring 2011 and fall 2011 term.
Both Richman and Balan earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring 2011 and fall 2011 term. They are also both Actuarial Science majors in the College of Arts and Sciences.
The Student-Athlete of the Year award is given to the active student-athletes with the highest GPA in the preceding fall and spring terms.