Heartland Conference announces All-Academic honorees
May 19, 2014
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the spring honorees of the HCAC All-Academic awards for the 2013-14 school year. Bluffton University had 14 spring athletes recognized for their efforts in the classroom. Baseball led the way for the Beavers with seven honorees. Tim Webb (Delaware/Worthington Christian) Ben Roeschley (Graymont, Ill./Flanagan) were both recognized for the third straight year, while fellow senior Ethan Wooldridge (Reynoldsburg/Licking Heights) earned his first Academic All-HCAC honor. Juniors Jeff Roth (Bellevue) and Brad Schlabach (Fredericksburg/Hiland) both secured Academic All-HCAC for the second straight year. Earning HCAC All-Academic honors in their first year of eligibility were sophomores Cade Randolph (Marengo/Highland) and Alex Nibert (Arlington, Va./Yorktown).
Four members from outdoor track and field received Academic All-Conference honors for 2013-14. Senior Kayla Mullenhour (Delphos/Jefferson) walked away with her second straight All-Academic honor. Junior Hanna Krull (Lewisburg/Tri-County North) collected her second Academic All-HCAC honor of the school year after being honored in the fall for her work during the women's soccer season. Sophomore throwers Aron Gibson (Caledonia/River Valley) and Alex Parker (Alger/Upper Scioto Valley) were both rewarded in their first year of eligibility.
Juniors Brittany Baker (Springboro), Jessica Kuzara (Flat Rock, Mich./Huron) and Emily Kolezynski (Strongsville) from the softball team earned HCAC All-Academic honors for the second straight season. Kuzara. who was recently named First Team Academic All-District by CoSIDA, and Baker were both First Team All-HCAC selections on the diamond this spring.
To be named All-Academic HCAC, a student-athlete must have completed a full year at the institution, be a varsity athlete and carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of at least 3.50 through the semester preceding the end of the season.
Bluffton University is a liberal arts residential campus with 39 undergraduate programs, adult degree completion programs in organizational management and human resource management and master's degree programs in education, organizational management and business administration. Founded in 1899 and affiliated with Mennonite Church USA, Bluffton is located in northwest Ohio. The institution has a growing enrollment of more than 1,100 students and 14 NCAA Division III athletics teams. Bluffton's hundred-year legacy is expressed today in its enduring values of discovery, community, respect and service that are woven into the academic program and campus life. Bluffton students go into the world prepared for life as well as for their chosen vocation.