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Galloway and Nemanich Named to GSC "Top Ten"

June 26, 2007

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - After a 2006-07 athletic season which produced six Gulf South Conference championships, two student-athletes have been named among the ten best in the conference. On Tuesday, men's golf senior Matthew Galloway (Valrico, Fla.) and women's soccer Lindsay Nemanich (Houston, Texas) were named to the 11th Annual GSC "Top Ten"

The awards are based on athletic, academic and extracurricular achievement during the 2006-07 academic year. The presentations will be made at the GSC's Annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, June 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pensacola Beach, Fla. At that time, the conference will announce the top male and female winners of the Commissioner's Trophy. The student-athletes selected to the GSC "Top Ten" will be in the running for the Commissioner's Trophy.

Galloway is the fifth consecutive West Florida men's GSC "Top Ten/Top Eight" athlete. He was an NCAA Division II PING First Team All-America selection after ranking 64th in the All-NCAA Division II GolfStat Cup Standings. His 71.72 scoring average this past season was also third-best in Division II. Galloway earned All-GSC and All-NCAA Division II South Region honors as he helped lead West Florida to their eighth conference title. On Sunday, Galloway claimed the title at the Florida State Amateur Golf Championship.

In the classroom, Galloway was a Division II Cleveland Golf Scholar All-American and a GSC Spring All-Academic Team honoree after posting a 3.58 grade point average in marketing. Galloway also organized a sanctioned break the addiction event to help raise awareness of global warming. He was also vice president of West Florida's Catch a Rising Star association, and the men's golf representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee.

Nemanich is the fourth West Florida female student-athlete and the fourth-ever soccer player in conference history to earn GSC "Top Ten/Top Eight" recognition. Nemanich completed her West Florida career by earning Daktronics and NSCAA All-American and All-Region honors. She was also named the GSC Co-Player of the Year while leading West Florida to their fourth conference title. Nemanich started all 21 matches and played in a team-high 1,869 minutes, including every minute of 19 matches. She led a defense that set a school record by only allowing 10 goals this past season. Offensively, Nemanich scored all three of her goals on penalty kicks.

Nemanich earned consecutive GSC All-Academic honors in 2005 and 2006 with a 3.69 grade point average in exercise science. She was recently accepted into the highly competitive physical therapy program at the University of South Alabama. Nemanich has also volunteered for Relay for Life and participated in seminars on sexual abuse, alcohol awareness and sports nutrition and fitness.

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