Gaawitaasiban – Benny Tonce Drum Room
Meet the Leech Lakers!
Welcome to the 2017-2018 season for the Leech Lake Tribal College Lakers. This is our fifth season having athletics here at Leech Lake. Our Men and Women compete against Division 1, 2, & 3 colleges in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Our Lakers are one of ten members in the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC). Our conference is made up of teams from Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Manitoba (Canada). It is our goal of the Leech Lake Tribal College Athletic Department to provide opportunities to student-athletes to enrich their collegiate experience through participation with competitive and cooperative athletic teams. We are looking forward to a successful season on and off the court for our players.
Men's Basketball Head Coach
Starting in the fall of 2013 Leech Lake Tribal College began offering men’s and women’s basketball. The team name is the Leech Lakers and the team colors are black and gold. LLTC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III level and is a member of the Northern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC). It is the goal of the LLTC Athletic Department to provide opportunities to student athletes to enrich their collegiate experience through participation with competitive and cooperative athletic teams.
During the 2014-15 academic year, there were many student athletes that performed great on the court and in the classroom. Second year player Jeremy Neadeau lead the Laker men’s team in a number of statistical categories including points per game (16.9) and rebounding (7.4). Jeremy graduated from the LLTC in the spring 2015 with a Liberal Education A.A. Degree earning a 3.55GPA which won Jeremy Salutatorian honors of the 2015 graduating class. Jeremy has fully transferred to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado a four year university where he will earn a bachelor degree in Environmental Policy B.S.
Culture of Success
3 Women’s NIAC All-Conference Players 2014-15:
3 Men’s NIAC All-Conference Players 2014-15:
Students must be currently enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits per semester in good academic standing to be eligible to play. Students must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students must have amateur status. Individuals who have received any form of compensation for play are ineligible to participate in that sport. Participants will display good sportsmanship at all times in practices and competition. Students will adhere to all established LL TC Athletic Department conduct and disciplinary policies. Violations of these policies can result in dismissal from the team. Students must have current physical, medical insurance and other relevant medical information on file with the athletic department.