Teubner and Zalis Win 2017 SLIAC Post-Graduate Honors

Teubner and Zalis Win 2017 SLIAC Post-Graduate Honors

Glenn Teubner and Andrea Zalis, both seniors at Westminster College, have been named the 2017 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Post-Graduate Scholarship recipients.

The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Post Graduate Scholarship is presented to two graduating senior student-athletes each year.  Student-athletes are nominated by their institution's Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), must have earned two varsity letters in a sport in which the Conference sponsors a Championship and have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Scholarship recipients are selected through a vote of the Conference FARs and receive a scholarship during their first two-years of postgraduate studies.

This is just the second time a pair of student-athletes from the same institution has won the award in the same year since the award began in 2002-03.

The last time a Westminster student won the award was Kasey Gatson last season. Zalis and Teubner mark the seventh and eighth times that a Westminster student-athlete has won the award.

Teubner participates in track and field and cross country. This past season, he was named the SLIAC Runner of the Week twice, and earned first team All-Conference honors by placing fifth at the SLIAC Championship.

Along with his strong resume as an athlete, Teubner dedicates much of his time to service. He has been a camp counselor at Camp Aurora and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. Teubner is also an active member of the Westminster Poverty Initiative, participated in a two week trip to Belize for World Health Empowerment, and completed Suicide Prevention Training.

Academically, Teubner has a GPA of 3.73 and has plans to become a dentist after graduation, founding the Pre-Dental Club at Westminster. He will attend the University of Missouri-Kansas City in pursuit of a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Zalis, a four-year member of the women’s basketball team and captain this season, has left her mark atop the program’s record books as the all-time leading scorer with 1,376 points. She holds program records for career points, career blocked shots, season points, season rebounds, single game points, and single game rebounds. She was named the SLIAC Co-Player of the Year after leading the league in both points and rebounds, and ended her career by being named to the D3Hoops.com All-Region second team.

Zalis has also left her mark in the community, by volunteering at Mark Twain Elementary School and helping to coordinate games for the Missouri School of the Deaf. In addition, Zalis has worked at several youth camps and helped with the Missouri Special Olympics.  She helped raise money to help malnutrition problems in Africa with “Project Peanut Butter,” served as a Student Ambassador, and was a transfer student mentor.

With a 3.93 GPA and degree in Early Childhood Education, Zalis plans to pursue graduate work in Education Leadership to become an educational administrator.

Previous Westminster recipients of the award are Kasey Gatson (15-16), Leigh Ann Lutz (13-14), Rachel Backes (11-12), Shanna Crafts (09-10), Jason Warncke (08-09), and Stephen Hoell (04-05).