Luke Rinne, Director of Athletic Communications
ROMEOVILLE – The Great Lakes Valley Conference announced on Friday that Lewis University’s Allison Heinzer (Sugar Grove, Ill./Kaneland HS) has been selected as the GLVC Winter/Spring Sports Scholar-Athlete of the Year for women’s track and field.
The USTFCCCA awarded her All-Midwest Region and All-America status in the 200-meter, 400-meter and 4×400 relay after she became GLVC Champion in the 200 and 4×400 and was runner-up in the 400. Her times qualified for the 2020 NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented competition at that event and the remainder of the outdoor season. Earlier in the season, she ran a personal best in the 300-meter at the Jimmy Grant Invite with a time of 39.39 seconds, while the 4×400 relay team set a school record in the event at the Tom Hathaway Distance Classic where she ran the third leg.
Heinzer helped lead Lewis to its second straight GLVC Indoor Track and Field title and sixth in the last seven years.
As a special/elementary education major, she finished the year with a 3.75 cumulative GPA thanks to a 3.91 semester mark. Her efforts in the classroom garnered her an Academic All-GLVC nod while she was also the recipient of the Brother David Delahanty award, which is given to Lewis student-athletes for academic excellence.
She is the fourth Flyer in program history to win this award joining Beth Bayser (1999), Rebecca Preisler (2015) and Amber Cook (2016).