PNW Athletics Top 15 Countdown; #2: Purdue Northwest Competes Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

PNW-Athletics-Top-15-Countdown-2-Purdue-Northwest-Competes-Great-Lakes-Intercollegiate-Athletic-ConferenceThe Purdue University Northwest athletics department was highlighted by many firsts, school records and other academic and athletic success during the 2017-18 season.

Each weekday for the next 15 days we will add a new moment to our top 15 countdown to showcase some of the greatest moments throughout the past year.

#2: Purdue Northwest Competes In Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Purdue Northwest competed in their first year in the GLIAC and had many successes.The Pride had a stellar year on the playing field and in the classroom racking up 91 Academic All-GLIAC awards, five GLIAC Player of the Week honors, 12 All-GLIAC recipients, a GLIAC Player of the Year, a NCFA All-Midwest Region First Team honoree, a semifinalist for the John Wooden Citizenship Cup, a National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II National Pitcher of the Week winner and a NCFA Third Team All-American.

Purdue Northwest softball and men's soccer both reached the GLIAC Tournaments in their first seasons competing in the conference. The softball team picked up a 7-2 victory against Ferris State on May 4. The men's soccer team was the first team to compete in the GLIAC Tournament as the Pride took on Davenport on Oct. 31 in the GLIAC Quarterfinals.

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