ELMHURST, Ill. -- The Summit League has selected South Dakota men’s track & field athlete Teivaskie Lewin (Montego Bay, Jamaica) as the Male Athlete of the Month and Oral Roberts women’s basketball player Vicky McIntyre (Omaha, Neb.) as the Female Athlete of the Month for February.
Lewin earns his second consecutive Athlete of the Month award after earning Summit League Track Championship MVP honors and leading South Dakota to its third-straight indoor title. The junior had four top-three finishes, including setting a new league record with a first-place finish time of 7.90 in the 60-meter hurdles. He also took first in the 200 meters with a time of 21.77, placed second in the long jump (7.17m) and took third in the triple jump (13.95m). He was one of four student-athletes to win two events at the league championships. Earlier in the month, Lewin qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.79 at the South Dakota State Classic.
McIntyre captures her second Athlete of the Month honor of the season after recording a double-double in all seven games (5-2 record) and leading Oral Roberts to the No. 3 seed in the upcoming league tournament. The senior center started the month by scoring a career-high 33 points in a win at Omaha on Feb. 4. She also pulled down 24 rebounds with four blocks in the game. She scored 27 points with 13 rebounds in a loss to South Dakota State (Feb. 13) and added 26 points with 17 rebounds in a win over Denver (Feb. 7). She ended the month shooting 77 percent (10-of-13) from the field with 22 points and 17 rebounds in the win over Fort Wayne on Feb. 28. The Feb. 9 Player of the Week selection broke the school and league records for single-season rebounds along with the school single-season block record in February. She is six boards shy of cracking the Top-20 in NCAA history for rebounds in a single-season and leads the nation in rebounds per game (15.5), while ranking second in blocks per contest (4.5).
Also nominated for the Men’s Athlete of the Month: Diogo Rocha, Denver, tennis; Brandon Soat, Fort Wayne, baseball; Joey Zielinski, IUPUI, track & field; Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State, basketball; Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts, basketball; Cody Larson, South Dakota State, basketball.
Also nominated for the Women’s Athlete of the Month: Julia O’Loughlin, Denver, tennis; Haley Seibert, Fort Wayne, basketball; Jenny Oleksiak, IUPUI, swimming & diving; Erin Teschuk, North Dakota State, track & field; Nicole Seekamp, South Dakota, basketball; Carly Carper, South Dakota State, track & field.