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Hannah Lukemeyer Wins Elite 89 Award for NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship

March 14, 2013

Greencastle, Ind. - Hannah Lukemeyer, a sophomore at DePauw University, is the recipient of the Elite 89 award for the 2013 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Championship.

Lukemeyer (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington North) is majoring in kinesiology and currently carries a 3.973 cumulative grade point average. She was presented with the award during this evening at the Championship team banquet in Holland, Mich. She is a member of the 32-0 women's basketball team that is preparing for tomorrow night's NCAA semifinal contest against Williams College.

The Elite 89, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.

Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and a designated member of the squad size at the championship. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.

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