Rufenacht, Stober and Auer honored as Academic All-HCAC
April 2, 2009
BLUFFTON, Ohio - The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference recently announced the
winter honorees of the HCAC All-Academic awards for the 2008-09 school year. Three
Bluffton University basketball players were recognized for their efforts in the classroom.
Seniors Justin Rufenacht (Wauseon/Pettisville) and Josiah Stober (Spencerville) were the men's basketball players to be named HCAC Academic All-Conference.
It marked the third consecutive year that Rufenacht has been recognized by the Heartland
Conference for his outstanding record in the classroom. Junior Vicki Auer (Cincinnati/Roger Bacon) of the women's basketball team was also recognized by the
HCAC for the second straight year.
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.