Simon Fraser star a scholastic standout

Chilliwack's Lorenzo Smith is as capable in the classroom as he is running for the SFU track and field team.

Chilliwack’s Lorenzo Smith headlines a group of 13 Simon Fraser University athletes selected to the 2015 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Track and Field Academic All-Conference team.

Among the 163 student-athletes who were awarded the distinction, Smith was the conference leader, boasting the highest grade-point average (GPA) among the 57 men and 106 women.

A junior middle distance runner, Smith is pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Physiology, and has retained a 4.21 GPA (4.0 is considered an A) while competing for the Clan.

At the SFU Awards Gala in April, Smith received the Athletic Department Scholar Athlete Award as the top academic performer.