Justine Glass and Chandler Ingram selected as Finalists for the 2021 GSC Commissioner’s Trophy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Gulf South Conference has selected its finalists for this years annual Commissioners Trophy, the league office announced Thursday.  Of those finalists were two of Montevallo’s own standout athletes, Justine Glass from track and field and baseball player Chandler Ingram

Justine Glass became Montevallo’s first ever qualifier for the NCAA Indoor Championships, earning a Second Team All-American slot after an 11th place finish in the 5K race. The Barrie, Ontario native began the year by finishing in the top five at the GSC Cross Country Championship for the third consecutive season via a second place effort in 2020. Glass was named to the GSC Winter All-Academic Team after wrapping up her senior year with a 3.40 GPA in Social Work. She has logged 400 hours volunteering for the Shelby Emergency Assistance.

In his time at Montevallo, Chandler Ingram has been a critical part of the UM baseball program, leading the team in ERA the past three seasons. He has also thrived in the classroom and earned a spot on the 2020 GSC All-Academic Team that honors both on the field performance and academic excellence. Off campus, Ingram has been involved with multiple community service efforts, volunteering for the Light the Night Walk, Field of Dreams, and the Boys and Girls Club.

The GSC annually hands out the Commissioner’s Trophy to the league’s top overall male and female student-athletes, recognizing athletic, academic, and extracurricular achievement. The award is one of the most prestigious prizes in all of Division II and the most significant individual honor that the league presents. It was first awarded in 1975 and honored the outstanding male student-athlete in the conference. In 1983, when the Conference officially began conducting women’s championships, the GSC began honoring its outstanding female student-athlete as well.

On Tuesday, June 8, the league office will announce the annual “Top Ten” selections, narrowing down the list of potential Commissioner’s Trophy winners. This will be the 25th straight year that the “Top Ten” (formerly the “Top Eight”) will be recognized by the conference.

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