LER Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Big Ten Honors
LER has a long tradition of students excelling both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. This past semester three LER majors students received Academic All-Big Ten accolades in recognition of their excellent academic records and their performance in intercollegiate athletics. Brian Gaia, a senior from Pasadena, Maryland, was recognized for his outstanding season as the starting center for the Nittany Lion football team that played in this year’s Rose Bowl, as well as for his efforts in the classroom. Also recognized were two members of the men’s soccer team. Riley Grant, a senior forward from Coplay, Ohio and Robby Sagel, a senior defender from Las Vegas, Nevada, helped their team finish the season with an 8-8-3 record. Sagel has been invited to tryouts for Major League Soccer, the top professional soccer league in the U.S.