Titans Boast Winning Streak in Athletics and Academics

Lexi Baltes '14

Following a proud tradition of student-athletes at Illinois Wesleyan, 2014 graduate Lexi Baltes excelled on the court and in the classroom. She played on Illinois Wesleyan's 2012 national champion women's basketball team, was one of nine finalists for the 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year award and became the 116th Academic All-American in the University's history.

Titan Champions

Illinois Wesleyan athletics boasts 6 National NCAA Division III Championship Teams, 132 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Team Championships, and 12 athletes who are Alumni Members of National Athletic Halls of Fame.

Academics and Athletics at Illinois Wesleyan

With the selection of Baltes, Illinois Wesleyan became 17th in the nation among schools in all divisions for its total Academic All-Americans in all sports, and fourth among all Division III schools in the country.

Illinois Wesleyan ranks No. 1 in men's basketball Academic All-Americans, with the most across Division I, II and III schools in the U.S. See College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American totals.

As Baltes joined the ranks of Academic All-Americans at Illinois Wesleyan, she double majored in English and political science. She is currently enrolled in law school at the University of Notre Dame.

In addition, Baltes' nomination as NCAA Woman of the Year recognized her as a student-athlete whose college career was marked by outstanding achievements in academics, athletics, community service and leadership. 

In another honor for community service, Baltes was one of 10 student-athletes named to the 2014 Allstate Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team, recognizing college players who have made a commitment to improving their communities and the lives of others – another proud tradition for Titans.