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WHITTIER, Calif. - The IWLCA named its 2019 Scholar-Athletes of the Year, honoring the top student-athlete in the NCAA Division I, II, and III and the NAIA. Nominees for the award must be a senior or graduate student, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and be a starter or significant reserve for their team.
The Division III top scholar-athlete was Whittier's Lexie Meanor (Sewickley, PA), who became the first Poet to earn this recognition in program history.
A 2019 graduate of Whittier College, Meanor created her own major as a part of the Whittier Scholars Program (Actuarial Science with a minor in Business Administration). She was the first student to create and graduate with this major/minor combination at Whittier College and was named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2016, Spring & Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.
She is a member of the National Mathematics Honor Society and was named an All-Conference Academic Team member all four years of her collegiate career. Off the field, Meanor was a member of the Poets Student-Athlete Leadership Academy, a math tutor at the Sewickley Public Library and has worked as a coach/intern with La Canada High School Lacrosse (CA) and Intrepid Lacrosse Club (PA).
As a midfielder, Meanor impacted both ends of the field for the Purple & Gold, racking up 57 goals, 14 assists, 81 draw controls, 41 ground balls, and 21 caused turnovers. This year she was named 1st Team All-SCIAC and was named to the IWLCA All-West Region 2nd Team.