20 Student Princes Earn Academic All-OAC Honors

20 Student Princes Earn Academic All-OAC Honors

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio - Heidelberg University spring athletics programs have claimed 20 Academic All-OAC performers as the 2013-14 year draws to a close.

In 15-year head coach Matt Palm's final season, Heidelberg baseball led all spring programs eight honorees.

Seniors Joe Staab, Arneal Squibb, Zach O'Driscoll, Andrew Zenczak and Karl Boedecker were joined by juniors Eric Monroe, Austin Fleming and sophomore Derek Hug.

Hug adds an academic all-conference selection to his stellar performance on the diamond. The Bryan native finished the season with three home runs, team-high 48 runs batted in, and 49 runs scored on his way to earning OAC Offensive Player of the Year.

Monroe led the Student Princes in home runs with seven including two against John Carroll in the opening game of the OAC Tournament.

After taking part in a record breaking 25-win season, 'Berg softball players Paige Atterholt, Jami Wagner and Mikaela Mitsch claimed Academic All-OAC accolades.

Wagner, softball's only senior, adds this year's selection to her extensive list of post season accolades. The all-time leader in stolen bases, at-bats, hit, runs and doubles, Wagner leaves the program as one of the most decorated players in history.

Mitsch adds her Academic All-OAC honor to her third team all-central region selection. Atterholt, The Berg's righty ace, finished the season 13-5 on the hill with 41 strikeouts and a earned run average of 3.01.

Heidelberg track and field was represented by three honorees on the women's side, Nicole Johnson, Bobbi Custer and Sophie Goobic and one male selection, Zach Flint.

Goobic and Custer earned the honor as seniors while Johnson receives the selection as a sophomore. Though Custer and Johnson have concluded their 2014 outdoor season, Goobic, who is already a two-time All-American will take on the nation's best at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Thursday, May 22.

Senior women's tennis player Deidre Potter ends her career in the Tricolor with an Academic All-OAC honor along with junior Katie Strahan.

Potter finished her final campaign 8-9 overall in singles action and 4-4 in the OAC. Strahan, who occupied the Heidelberg two spot also finished 8-9 and 4-4 to help guide the Student Princes to a 7-10 campaign.

Men's tennis served up one Academic All-OAC honoree in the form of senior Dorian Kempf. Kempf concluded his final year with a record of 5-12 in singles competition.

Heidelberg men's and women's golf rounds out the collection of Academic All-OAC honorees with one each.

On the women's side, Cloverleaf native Shelby Dearth marks the lone selection while junior Chase Hushour is the only Student Princes to represent the 'Berg men.