AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – Eight Heidelberg University student-athletes have been named Academic All-OAC for the winter sports season. Academic All-OAC selections have to meet the requirements of being a sophomore or higher in class standing while obtaining varsity status and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.50.
The women's basketball team led the way with seven selections. Seniors Shelby Dearth, Jackie Abrecht, Allie Hawkins, and Nicole Payne each earned the distinction for the third consecutive season. Theresa Jackson, Jessica Barnes, and Haley Parker each earned the selection as well.
The other of the eight selections came from the men's basketball team, where James Hanley earned Academic All-OAC honors in his first season eligible for the award.