HOUGHTON, Mich. – Liz Bloch from the Michigan Tech track & field received a 2019 Spring GLIAC Commissioner's Award the league office announced on Monday (June 24). Bloch was a two-time All-American in 2019 and had a 3.87 grade-point average.
The awards, sponsored by Meijer, Incorporated, 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.
Bloch is a senior distance runner from St. Clair Shores, Michigan. The school record holder in the 800m and the 1500m, Bloch earned two All-America honors at the 2019 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. Bloch earned First Team All-America honors with a time of 4:37.75 to finish fifth in the 1500m, and she earned Second Team All-America honors with a time of 2:13.50 to finish 11th in the 800m preliminary.
The two-time defending GLIAC outdoor track & field champion in the 1500m, Bloch was a two-time GLIAC All-Academic and was named All-Academic Excellence for the 2019 spring season after completing the semester with a 3.87 grade-point average as a Biomedical Engineering major. She was also named the team MVP for the women's track team and was a member of several Michigan Tech track & field squads that earned USTFCCCA All-Academic Team recognition.
The six female student-athletes recipients are Sarah Beulla (Grand Valley St.), Liz Bloch (Michigan Tech), Allison Dorr (Saginaw Valley St.), Shannon Flaherty (Grand Valley St.), Carly Shisler (Grand Valley St.), Mallory Teunissen (Davenport).
The six male honorees are Hunter Brown (Wayne State), Jacob Buchberger (Davenport), Sebastien Lescoulie (Grand Valley St.), Alex Scott (Grand Valley St.), Steward Sell (Ferris St.), Kyle Ziegler (Northwood).