The Wheaton College Department of Athletics takes the term "student-athlete" to heart. In addition to the school's renowned athletic reputation, Lyons routinely earn academic honors that range from conference accolades to prestigious scholarships, including Carolyn Wills '05 being named a Rhodes Scholar in 2005. Since the 1980s, Wheaton has annually lauded student-athletes with the Linda Frances Epstein '82 Award and the Caroline Cutler Metcalf Leadership Award.
In 2011, Wheaton College was among Newsweek/The Daily Beast's list of 'America's 25 Brainiac Schools.' U.S. News & World Report, meanwhile, ranked Wheaton College No. 62 on its list of National Liberal Arts Colleges.
By the Numbers
7 - Numbers of Lyons who have achieved athletic and academic excellence by being named Academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)
24 - Times active or former Wheaton student-athletes have earned prestigious scholarships since 1998
46 - Academic All-District accolades drawn from CoSIDA
over 200 - additional national academic honors that have been earned
over 450 - times Lyons have qualified for academic all-conference laurels