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STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT: NICOLE BUCKINGHAM NAMED ALL-AMERICAN

Senior guard Nicole Buckingham (Saginaw, Mich.) completed her career at Lawrence Technological University as one of the most decorated players to don the Blue Devils uniform.

Buckingham is the consummate Blue Devil, both on the court and in the classroom. In March, Buckingham earned NAIA All-America First Team honors. Her success carried over into the classroom as she became the first women's basketball student-athlete to earn Google Cloud Academic All-America First Team honors as she holds a 3.98 GPA in biomedical engineering. 

Her list of accomplishments is long as she also was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Player of the Year, WHAC First Team All-Conference, WHAC Academic All-Conference Team, Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete, and CoSIDA Academic All-District Team.

Buckingham finished with 1,864 career points, 695 career rebounds, 309 assists, and 196 steals. She was also extremely active on campus as the vice-president of Tau Beta Pi and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

Lawrence Tech Bowlers Nab National Runner-Up Honors; Individual Honors
 

DAYTON, Ohio.- The Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University men's bowling team earned National Runner-Up honors in the ITC championship match against Weber International (Fla.) University on Saturday, April 20.

In the first game, the Blue Devils bowled 176, three pins short of the Warriors. In game two, LTU fell 150-149 to Weber. Despite improving 32 pins in the third game, Weber sealed the victory with a 209-181 win over Lawrence Tech.

Chase Kaufman (JR/Swartz Creek, Mich.) of the Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University earned NAIA Men's Bowling All-America Second Team honors, the national office announced on Tuesday, April 2. Kaufman becomes the first men's bowling student-athlete to be awarded this recognition.

In the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference, Kaufman was named to the All-Conference First Team and earned Player of the Year honors. Kaufman also earned All-Conference Academic Team honors for his work in the classroom and was named WHAC Player of the Week on December 31.

Joseph Alvord (SR/South Lyon, Mich.) was named 2019 Daktronics NAIA Men's Bowling Scholar Athlete due to his performance in the classroom.

Bailey Gipson (FR/Davison, Mich.) earned First Team All-Conference and Newcomer of the Year honors in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference following her successful 2018-19 season on the lanes. This is the first time a Blue Devil is awarded Newcomer of the Year recognition. In addition, Gipson was named Lawrence Tech's Champion of Character.

Over the 2018-19 season, Gipson nabbed WHAC Bowler of the Week honors on December 31 and won her first WHAC event, Jamboree No. 4 on February 2. In addition, Gipson joins former Blue Devils Bridget Moricz, Sara Schulz, and Hannah Gauthier as an awardee for First Team All-Conference honors.

Ashley Sherry picked up the Offensive Player of the Week accolade after a 24 point week from three wins against WHAC opponents, including an upset win against NO.9 Concordia University - Ann Arbor.

Sherry is the first Blue Devils from the women's lacrosse team to be named a WHAC player of the week for the 2019 season.

NOTABLES

Calvin Ooms of the men's volleyball team earned WHAC All-Conference Second Team honors for his work on the court this season. Ooms was also named to the WHAC All-Freshmen Team, becoming the first Blue Devil to earn all-conference and all-freshman honors.

Sean Fannon of the Lawrence Technological (Mich.) University baseball team was named WHAC Player of the Week after a strong week at the plate, going 8-for-12 from the plate with eight runs, eight RBI, and a homerun as the Blue Devils went 3-0.

LTU Sports Report 

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Football Season Tickets now On-Sale!

LTU Athletics recently launched a new, user-friendly online portal for ticket purchases. Season tickets will have three options between general admission bleachers, bench backs and seat backs. Visit LTUAthletics.com to stay up to date on all ticketing updates. The 2019 football schedule has been announced and can be viewed at the link here

UPCOMING EVENTS

LTU Athletic Schedules
Thursday, May 2nd
Baseball vs. Cornerstone (WHAC TOURNAMENT) - Livonia, Mich. - 10 a.m.
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