15 WC athletes earn All-OAC academic honors


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AUSTINTOWN – The Ohio Athletic Conference announced its Academic All-OAC honors for Spring 2016, and 15 Wilmington College student-athletes qualified for the honors.

With six honorees, women’s lacrosse led the Wilmington College contingent. Sophomore Abby Engelhart (Westerville, OH/North; Political Science/English, 3.81) had the highest GPA on the team, and was joined by seniors Abby Jude (Lancaster, OH/Fairfield Union; Biology, 3.63), Rachel Routzong (Urbana, OH/Urbana; Agriculture/Economics, 3.71), Emily Phipps (Heath, OH/Heath; Education, 3.65), Katie Bennett (Newport, OH/Frontier; Sport Management, 3.51) and junior Kara Griffith (Springfield, OH/Springfield; Criminal Justice/Political Science, 3.51).

The award winners must be a sophomore or higher in class standing, maintain varsity status and have a cumulative grade-point- average of at least 3.50.

More than 70 percent of the honorees came from women’s lacrosse and softball.

Sophomores Sawyer Hooper (Leesburg, OH/Wilmington; Education, 3.97) and Savannah Hooper (Leesburg, OH/Wilmington; Biology, 3.92) posted the two highest female GPAs to lead the softball quintet. Senior Jessie Stewart (Fredericktown, OH/Highland; Business Administration/Marketing, 3.54), junior Olivia Bauer (Williard, OH/Williard; Agriculture, 3.54) and sophomore Becca Carpenter (South Charleston, OH/Southeastern; Criminal Justice, 3.68) round out the softball honorees.

Men’s lacrosse player junior Reid Delaney (Wooster, OH/Wooster; Business Administration, 3.98) posted the highest WC GPA. Junior Andrew Esselstein (Dayton, OH/Carroll; Biology, 3.63) was the other men’s lacrosse player.

Sophomore Daniel Hayes (Beavercreek, OH/Beavercreek; Sport Management, 3.58) represents baseball, while sophomore Travis Scheadler (Goshen, OH/Goshen; Psychology/Exercise Science, 3.94) was the lone men’s track and field representative.

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