AUSTINTOWN – Twenty-four Wilmington College student athletes were among the 366 student athletes named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference for their achievements in the classroom.
Sophomore Rachel Reinhart (Hilliard Davidson; athletic training/exercise science) and junior Joshua Chua (Claremont, Calif.; sport management) were the two Wilmington College student-athletes to achieve a 4.0 grade point average.
Chua led the baseball team, which had a WC-high eight recipients. Joining the outfielder on the academic list were sophomore Derek Burk (Lucasville Valley; education/history, 3.86), sophomore Jared Ferenchak (Notre Dame Cathedral Latin; sport management, 3.86), junior Daniel Hayes (Beavercreek; sport management/business administration, 3.53), sophomore Joey Hollback (Sebring McKinney; agriculture, 3.58), junior Bryant McCarty (Russia HS; exercise science, 3.54), Keith Hayes (Beavercreek; sport management/business administration, 3.543), and sophomore Shane Hale (New Lebanon Dixie; sport management, 3.50).
Reinhart was one of four women’s lacrosse players – junior Abby Engelhart (Westerville North; political science/English, 3.80), junior Megan Wieloch (Canton, Mich. Plymouth; athletic training, 3.63) and junior Summer Wilbur (Ludington, Mich. Manchester; education/English, 3.59) — to earn the league’s academic award.
Softball had the second most student-athletes honored with five, led by junior Sawyer Hooper (Wilmington HS; education, 3.98). Junior Savannah Hooper (Wilmington HS; biology, 3.95), senior Becca Carpenter (South Charleston Southeastern; criminal justice, 3.75), junior Micalah Hensley (Houston; biology, 3.75) and junior Meranda Wilson (Marysville; business administration/communications, 3.52) were the other softball members to earn the academic honor.
Women’s track and field had three representatives, sophomore Sarah Pierce (Dominion Academy; sport management, 3.61), junior Calla Henry (Connersville, Ind.; agriculture/chemistry, 3.67) and junior Zara Zeller (Covington; business administration, 3.78).
Seniors Reid Delaney (Wooster; business administration, 3.99) and Andrew Esselstein (Kettering Archbishop Alter; biology, 3.61) represented men’s lacrosse, while senior Travis Scheadler (Goshen; psychology, 3.96) and sophomore Matt Baker (Liberty Center; agriculture) were the men’s track and field representatives.