PHILADELPHIA - Loyola University Maryland junior Chris Myers was named the 2016 recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award for men’s lacrosse on Thursday night.
The distinction goes to the student-athlete with the highest grade-point average who plays for one of the four teams participating in NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend. Myers carries a 3.915 grade-point average as a business administration major at Loyola. The award was presented at the NCAA Men’s & Women’s Lacrosse Championships Banquet at the Franklin Institute.
The Elite 90, 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 90 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 90 championships.
Myerswas recently named to Loyola’s top student leadership panel, the Green & Grey Society. The organization is a group of 14 from across the campus who are selected to represent the student body to Loyola’s President, the administration and board of trustees.
He is a member of three honor societies through his work in the classroom: Chi Alpha Sigma (national college student-athletes), Alpha Sigma Nu (national Jesuit colleges) and Beta Gamma Sigma (national business honors).
The Havre de Grace, Maryland, native is also a member of the school’s Sellinger Scholars program, an academic honors group selected from the top students each year in Loyola’s Sellinger School of Business. In 2014, he was also the recipient of a Magis Scholar Leader Award at Loyola.
During the summer of 2015, Myers interned for the finance department at Kelley & Associates and will continue his work there this summer.
Myers, who is Loyola’s first-ever Elite 90 recipient, and the Greyhounds will take on the University of North Carolina in the NCAA Semifinals on Saturday, May 28, at 12 noon at Lincoln Financial Field. The game will air live on ESPN2.