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Storm athletes honored on National STUDENT-Athlete Day

April 6 marks the 22nd celebration of National STUDENT-Athlete Day as developed by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS)  and as co-presented with The NCAA, The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport in Society.

This year, Lake Erie College is recognizing four members of its College community who have achieved excellence in academics and athletics, while having made significant contributions to their school and community. Those student-athletes being recognized are junior soccer player Emma Hoskins (Fairfield, Ohio/McAuley), sophomore volleyball player Rachel Riley (Galloway, Ohio/Westland) and sophomore women's basketball players Rachel Nypaver (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge) and Sandi Nypaver (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge).

Hoskins is a co-captain for the Storm women's soccer team, as well as this year's school president.  She serves as a student ambassador for the College and is a student representative for the Strategic Planning Committee. She is the Gamma Phi Beta Philanthropy Chair, a member of Students Making a Difference, Students in Free Enterprise, Student Activities Council and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Hoskins is involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters and some of the service projects she's been involved with include the Lake Erie College Relay for Life, Campfire USA and the Make a Wish Foundation. She is a mathematics and pre-pharmacy major with a cumulative grade point average of 3.65.
 
 
 
Riley is a key member of the Storm volleyball team. She is the Gamma Phi Beta financial vice president and is a member of the Student Activities Council, Students Making a Difference and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She is involved with the Girl Scouts of the USA. Riley is an accounting major with a cumulative grade point average of 3.6.
 
 
 
 
Rachel Nypaver is a two-year member of the Storm women's basketball team. She launched the Lake Erie College Students Making a Difference organization and serves as the co-president. She has worked with Harbor Light Hospice and Homestead 1 and 2 Assisted Living. She has also volunteered through the Clothe-A-Child campaign, the Relay for Life Team and the United Way, while also serving as a resident assistant for Lake Erie. She is a social science major with a cumulative grade point average of 3.82.
 
 
 

Sandi Nypaver is a two-year member of the women's basketball team. She is the co-founder of the Lake Erie College Students Making a Difference organization and is the co-president. She is a member of Students Making a Difference and has worked with Harbor Light Hospice, Relay for Life, Clothe-A-Child and the United Way. She will also be working with the Salvation Army and Childcare on the Square. She is a social science major with a cumulative grade point average of 3.77.
 
 
The NCAS believes student-athletes serve as role models for youth nationwide and are instrumental in spreading positive social messages using sport as a natural platform to teach youth about leadership, the importance of academics, goal setting, team building, hard work and dedication, violence prevention, diversity, education and positive decision making. On April 6, student-athletes nationwide will be recognized for the important role they play in society as a whole.
 
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