April 27, 2012
CHICAGO - Fourteen Rambler men's volleyball players have been named to the 2012 MIVA Academic All-Conference Team, announced by the league office. Loyola tied with Grand Canyon to rank second in total honorees among conference opponents.
Tommy Becker, Dainis Berzins, Mike Bunting, Robert Chilcoat, Eric Daliege, Torey Darin, Peter Jasaitis, Matt Phillips, J.J. Pincoski, Danny Podkowa, Joseph Smalzer, Brendan Styler, Steve Thompson, and James Zaluskirepresent Loyola on the yearly academic list.
Lewis led the conference with 15 of its players making the grade while IPFW, Quincy, and Ohio State finished behind Loyola with 11 members apiece. Ball State rounded out the list with seven.
To be eligible, athletes must have achieved at least a career 3.00 grade point average on a 4.0 scale after the completion of the fall semester at their respective institutions.