Athletics

Meet the Leech Lakers!

Welcome to the first ever season of Basketball at Leech Lake Tribal College!! The excitement felt around campus as the Inaugural Laker’s Men’s and Woman’s teams take shape is at an all-time high. The Lakers will compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III level and are a member of the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC). Student-Athletes participated in a Jump Start program centered on leadership and team building exercises to prepare for the upcoming school year. It is the goal of the Leech Lake Tribal College Athletic Department to provide opportunities to student athletes to enrich their collegiate experience through participation with competitive and cooperative athletic teams. We look forward to The Laker’s representing Leech Lake Tribal College on and off the court.

Sincerely,

Steve Smith
Athletic Director LLTC

Starting in the fall of 2013 Leech Lake Tribal College began offering men’s and women’s basketball. The team name is the Leech Lakers and the team colors are black and gold. LLTC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III level and is a member of the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC). It is the goal of the LLTC Athletic Department to provide opportunities to student athletes to enrich their collegiate experience through participation with competitive and cooperative athletic teams.

During the 2014-15 academic year, there were many student athletes that performed great on the court and in the classroom. Second year player Jeremy Neadeau lead the Laker men’s team in a number of statistical categories including points per game (16.9) and rebounding (7.4). Jeremy graduated from the LLTC in the spring 2015 with a Liberal Education A.A. Degree earning a 3.55GPA which won Jeremy Salutatorian honors of the 2015 graduating class. Jeremy has fully transferred to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado a four year university where he will earn a bachelor degree in Environmental Policy B.S.

Culture of Success

3 Women’s NIAC All-Conference Players 2014-15:
Danielle Jourdain
Tonya Morris
Tamara Porter

3 Men’s NIAC All-Conference Players 2014-15:
Challenge Johnson
Jeremy Neadeau
Josh Redday

Program Guidelines

Students must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester in good academic standing to be eligible to play. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must have amateur status. Individuals who have received any form of compensation for play are ineligible to participate in that sport. Participants will display good sportsmanship at all times in practices and competition. Students will adhere to all established LL TC Athletic Department conduct and disciplinary policies. Violations of these policies can result in dismissal from the team. Students must have current physical, medical insurance and other relevant medical information on file with the athletic department.

Steve Smith
Steve SmithDirector of Athletics
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