TIFFIN – 32 Heidelberg University fall student-athletes have been named academic All-OAC. To be recognized, student-athletes must be a sophomore or higher in class standing, maintain varsity status and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50.
The Student Prince Football team, who just wrapped up their fourth straight season of eight or more wins, placed 10 on the list. On the offensive side of the ball, Nick Coolidge, Austin Hunter and Derek Hug received the distinction while defensively Shawn Beltz, Cale Sandridge, Colin Graves, Travis Hedge, Eric Depinet and Garrett Shutler were recognized. Kicker Stephen Smith was the lone special teams player to be awarded.
The Volleyball team, which finished the 2014 campaign with a 19-12 record, tied for second place in the conference regular season, had seven student-athletes recognized. Jubilee Haase, Mikaela Weldy, Janessa Scott, Sarah Botts, Karlie DiRuzza, Ellen Fay and Mariah Sullivan were all named to the list.
The Men's Soccer team, who won the OAC tournament for the first time in school history and just ended their season in the NCAA tournament, placed three on this list. Greg Raimondo, Kyle Simpson and Kris Priddy were all recognized by the conference.
The Women's Soccer team finished the 2014 season 3-13-3 and have five student-athletes recognized. Kenzie Lundqvist, Alexandra Sivec, Julia Miller, Nichole Johnson and Christy Anzur were all named to the list by the OAC.
The Men's Cross Country team, who finished fifth in the OAC and 18th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional this past weekend, had four awarded. Brandon McNeil, Jesse Rudolph, Zach Flint and David Brauer were all honored.
The Women's Cross Country squad, who finished fourth in the OAC, 10th at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional and had two runners qualify individually for the NCAA Division III Championships next weekend, placed three student-athletes on the list. Kristen Fett, Elizabeth Volz and Allie Dresser were all recognized by the conference.
A previous version of this story inadvertently omitted three scholar-athletes.