TIFFIN -- The Office of Athletics at Heidelberg University has announced that 149 fall student athletes will receive the Landess Scholar-Athlete Award. The award, created by trustee William Landess '95, is given to student-athletes who achieve a 3.0 GPA during their semester of competition.
The award recipients will be recognized at halftime of the men's basketball game against Capital.
Football All-Americans Austin Hunter and Donteea Dye are part of a group of Landess Award honorees who earned special awards throughout the season. Additionally, Hunter was the offensive lineman of the year and Dye was the wide receiver of the year in the Ohio Athletic Conference.
Men's soccer player Hamid Shariff was an all-region honoree and teammate Matthew Stevens was OAC goalkeeper of the year. Volleyball's Sarah Parker, also a Landess winner, was an All-American honorable mention.
Women's cross country, which won the Landess Team Trophy by earning a season-best 3.42 GPA, had two national qualifiers among its 10 Landess honorees. Dani Blum and Rachel House competed at the National Championships in Wilmington. House was also named Ohio freshman of the year for Division III.
A total of 18 All-OAC honorees are among the 149 Landess Award winners.
A full list of the Landess Scholar-Athlete Award winners can be found below.
Cheerleading: Kelly Althaus, Jessica Bartson, Nichol Brose, Charlotte Cenkus, Samantha Demmerly, Allie Gales, Ayako Hampton and Elizabeth Wren.
Men's Cross Country: Jacob Berryman, David Brauer, Matt Fee, Zachary Flint, Dominic Frey, Aaron Hellman, Sean Humphreys, Nick Jones, Isaac Kuntz, Brandon McNeil, Justin Mourguet, Jesse Rudolph, Matt Tussing, and Cameron Weaks.
Women's Cross Country: Jacquelyn Becker, Danielle Blum, Hayley Cochran, Allie Dresser, Allison Farroni, Kristen Fett, Baylee Garrett, Rachel House, Nicole Tennison and Elizabeth Volz.
Football: Richie Ashley, Napoleon Bell, Shawn Beltz, Austin Bentz, Spencer Blevins, Jonah Boyer, William Brown, Jacob Bruder, Randy Buffington, Billy Byrne, Alex Chilton, Nick Coolidge, Alex Damschroder, Eric Depinet, Christian Dominguez, Matt Dudek, Donteea Dye, Gage Falcone, Zack Felton, Tanner Fisher, Colin Graves, Jacob Hankish, Travis Hedge, Nathan Hess, Derek Hug, Austin Hunter, Tyler Hunter, Justin Hutchins, Kyle Jenkin, Braden Jerome, Nick Johnson, Cody Kaya, Jeremy King, Andrew Kujawa, Eric Lamb, Mike Lehman, Kendell Long-Wirt, Ryan Malloy, James Mees, Michael Mees, Aaron Morit, Dan Pendergrast, Austin Perry, Ben Poirier, Josh Pollard, Dom Racanelli, Tim Rigler, Ethan Rodgers, Jose Sanchez, Cale Sandridge, Jon Sandwisch, Adam Schwieterman, Chris Seltman, Stephen Smith, Zach Sorohan, Clayton Staib, Tyler Stoyle, Derrick Taylor, Kevin Walker, Jarett Wasson, Jarrod Wehinger, Jarrod Wendorf, Chris Wilson and Jared Yoe.
Women's Soccer: Christy Anzur, Denise Bowes, Anna Deangelis, Alyssa Gable, Mackenzie Gable, Rachel Gilbert, Hannah Gregoire, Melodie Harnett, Emily Hopton, Nichole Johnson, Kim Keenan, Kristen Keenan, Maureen Kelly, Rosie Hyden, Maddie Kuhn, Kenzie Lundqvist, Lindsey Marcum, Julia Miller, Leeora Mohler, Darby Moloney, Christina Neal, Mackenna Papst, Marin Schaffner and Alexandra Sivec.
Men's Soccer: Tyler Eoff, Christian Kiesel, Chris Koczak, Jerrod Lyon, Garrett McAfee, Seth Owings, Kris Priddy, Greg Raimondo, Hamid Shariff, Kyle Simpson, Matt Stevens and Kurt Wilhelm.
Volleyball: Sarah Botts, Karlie DiRuzza, Ellen Fay, Kelsey Griffin, Jubilee Haase, Olivia Hipp, Ashlee King, Jamie Kluding, Megan Mills, Sarah Parker, Rachel Raimondo, Stephanie Romie, Grace Samenuk, Tiffany Scheadler, Janessa Scott, Rachel Stroski and Mikaela Weldy.
The original version of this story inadvertently omitted one scholar-athlete.