BAY CITY, MICH. – Michael Fisher of the Northwood University football team has been named a recipient of a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Commissioner's Award, the league announced Friday (February 17).
The awards are presented after the Fall, Winter, and Spring athletic seasons to six female and six male student-athletes that excel both in the classroom and on the fields of play. All grade-point averages are based on a 4.0 scale.
It is the second time in his career he earned the honor (fall of 2015).
On the field, Fisher end his time at Northwood was one of the finest players in school history. He finished his career by ending the regular season leading the GLIAC in total tackles for the third straight year, totaling 115 stops. He also had 5.5 tackles for loss, three pass breakups and two interceptions. Fisher finished his career with 430 tackles, 58 more than any other player in school history. He earned All-GLIAC honors three times– First Team (2014, 2016), Second Team (2015). Fisher finished the year ranked fourth among active players in all of division II in career tackles. He was named Second Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA for the second time at the conclusion of the 2016 season.
Off the field, Fisher has been one of the best student-athletes in the GLIAC over this four-year career. He graduated from Northwood with a 3.91 grade point average while earned GLIAC All-Academic Excellence honors four times. Fisher also was named the male recipient of the David & Daniel Goetz Scholar-Athlete Award winner, given annually to a student-athlete who combines outstanding athletic and academic achievements.