Thirty WCU student-athletes earn recognition for academic achievements
Cross Country's Morgan Turner maintains perfect 4.0
2011 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 10 games with two appearances among the starting lineup ... Made his first career start in the season-opener at Georgia Tech, also starting the game against The Citadel ... Named to the 2011 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team.
2010 (Freshman): Did not see game action, taking a redshirt ... Earned the squad's offensive scout team player of the week honor prior to the season-opener at North Carolina State ... Suffered a shoulder injury during the season that required surgery to repair the torn cartilage.
Prior to Western: Attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va., after his prep career at Longmeadow HS ... Listed as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, which also listed him as the 13th-best prep school prospect and the fifth-best offensive lineman in the group.
High School: Was a two-sport student-athlete playing both football and basketball with a 3.5 grade point average in high school before attending Hargrave ... Was named first team All-Western Massachusetts and a Shrine Bowl starter in his senior season ... In three seasons on the varsity squad, helped his team post an unbeaten, 37-0, record ...Helped Longmeadow High to the boys basketball Western Massachusetts Championship as a senior.
Personal: Is the son of Joseph and AnneMarie Polaski ... Was born in Springfield, Mass. ... Has two younger siblings in twins Miranda and Jessica.