Thomas named Commissioner's Award winner for the second time

Thomas named Commissioner's Award winner for the second time

BAY CITY - Lake Superior State senior sprinter Oshane Thomas (St. Thomas, Jamaica) is an aspiring plastic surgeon and two-time winner of the GLIAC Commissioner’s Award.

The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced the recipients of the Winter 2016-17 GLIAC Commissioner’s Awards Wednesday. The awards are presented after the Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play.

During the 2016-17 indoor track and field season, Thomas ran the nation’s 10th fastest 200-meter dash time of :21.37 and went on to finish 13th in the 200 at the NCAA Indoor Nationals. He also placed 10th in the GLIAC indoor 400-meter dash.

Thomas maintains a 3.72 grade point average in biochemistry and is a five-time GLIAC Academic Excellence Award winner. He is a six-time USTFCCA all-region honoree and also owns LSSU’s outdoor 200-meter dash record of :21.36. He also received a Commissioner's Award during the Winter 2016 season.

The six female student-athletes recipients are Sarah Berger (Walsh), Andi Daugherty (Ashland), Manuela Ferreira (Wayne State), Angela Ritter (Grand Valley State), Laina Snyder (Ashland), Emily Wendling (Saginaw Valley).

The six male honorees are Jon Cok (Ferris State), Michael Lewis (Wayne State), Samora Nesbitt (Grand Valley State), Chris Saikalis (Grand Valley State), Thomas (LSSU) and Joey White (Findlay).

Complete GLIAC Commissioner's Award release