By Caleb Elliis

Staff Writer

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On March 27, two LBCC student-athletes out of 27,000 of the California’s community colleges athletes, will be honored at the 16th annual Scholar Athletes Luncheon.

Christine Meier from the Women’s Water Polo team maintain a 4.0 G.P.A.

Teammate Christine MacLennan described her as being a, “great player.”

“The team really looked to her as a strong leader,”MacLennan said.

“She was an important asset to the team.”

Coach Chris Oeding expressed the importance of the honor.

“We’re student-athletes, and we take that serious,” said Oeding.

“Our goal is to get to the next level, and that comes through academics.

We would be lucky to get someone like her every couple years.” Dylan Marquess also is being honored played men’s volleyball, and maintained a 3.75 G.P.A. He also was team MVP for the 2012 season.

Marquess said, “It (the award)is great. Definitely drives me to continue my hard work.”

Teammate Jake Macrae said, “He ignited the team with his energy.”

Men’s Volleyball coach, Jonathan Charette was proud of the positive attention Marquess brought to the team. “We don’t get a lot of attention,” Charette said.

“When it’s for an athletes’ ability to perform in the classroom as well as be our team’s MVP, I couldn’t be happier.”