Scholar-Athlete Spotlight: IUPUI

IUPUI's Lindsey Richards, Jose Pablo Segurola and Jordan Hanaway
IUPUI's Lindsey Richards, Jose Pablo Segurola and Jordan Hanaway

Each month, The Summit League will feature outstanding student-athlete performances from a selected institution as recognized by its Faculty Athletic Representative. The March installment of The Summit League Scholar-Athlete Spotlight features three student-athletes from IUPUI.

Lindsey Richards, Softball
Eligibility Year/Hometown: Sr./Nineveh, Ind.
Major: Social Work
GPA: 4.00 

Richards is amidst putting the finishing touches on a spectacular academic and athletic career for the IUPUI Jaguars. While maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA throughout her collegiate career, she has been a three-year starter in the outfield for the IUPUI softball team. Recently, Richards learned she'll be receiving the Chancellor's Scholar Award, which recognizes a degree-seeking student in the final year of the program who has the highest cumulative GPA. Richards will officially be honored on Friday, Apr. 25 on the IUPUI campus. On the field, the senior is one of the best defensive outfielders in The Summit League and is a .213 career hitter entering this season. She's been named to the league's Academic Honor Roll as a Distinguished Scholar every year of her collegiate career.

Jose Pablo Segurola, Men’s Golf
Eligibility Year/Hometown: Jr./Vitoria, Spain
Major: Mechanical Engineering
GPA: 3.86 

Junior Jose Pablo Segurola is among the IUPUI Athletics Department's top performers, both in the classroom and on the golf course. The Spaniard ranks among The Summit League leaders in stroke average this season and was a key member of IUPUI's NCAA Tournament team in 2012. He has five career top 10 finishes, including recently winning the Frito Lay Taco Bell Intercollegiate in Philadelphia, Miss., to start the spring slate. The co-captain has been named to IUPUI's Academic Advisor's List every semester of his collegiate career and was on The Summit League's Commissioner's List for Academic Excellence in 2012.

Jordan Hanaway, Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field
Eligibility Year/Hometown: Jr./Hebron, Ind.
Major: Health Science
GPA: 3.683

Junior Jordan Hanaway maintains one of the IUPUI Athletics Department's top grade point averages (3.83) while studying in one of the most rigorous fields and competing at a high level. Hanaway earned Second Team All-Summit League honors this past season with an 11th-place finish at the league championships. In addition, the tri-captain has been on The Summit League's Commissioner's List for Academic Excellence each of the past two years and on IUPUI's Academic Advisor's List all five semesters. She was the team's Top Newcomer in 2011 and holds the school record in the 5,000-meter run in outdoor track.

Information courtesy of IUPUI.

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