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July 9, 2010

Lutes Earn All-NWC Scholar-Athlete Honors

Pacific Lutheran graduates Leif Hansen and Erin Siebert were named to the 2009-10 All-Northwest Conference Scholar-Athlete First Team July 6.

Hansen was a four-year member of the football team and sustained a 3.91 GPA as a Biology major, earning Dean’s List honors during his PLU career. He was selected to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA All-District VIII First Team and graduated with summa cum laude honors.

On the field, Hansen earned varsity letters as a starting offensive guard in 2008 and starting center in 2009 until receiving a season-ending injury. He was team co-captain in 2009 and received the team’s 2009 Oil Can Award.

Hansen also spent time off-campus as a part of the Lister-McIlvaigh school mentoring program and a mentor at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of South Pierce County.

Siebert served as team captain for two years as a member of the Lute rowing team throughout her 2007-10 career. She was a two-year letter winner. Siebert also earned All-NWC Collegiate Rowing Conference recognition.

Siebert, a Psychology major with minors in Spanish and Sociology, finished on the Dean’s List during her four-year PLU academic career, maintaining a 3.85 GPA. She received Academic All-America honors two times as a lightweight women’s rower and was an involved participant in the PLU chapter of Psi Chi, National Honors Society for Psychology.


By Brendan Abshier, Student Assistant