Creech leads WC contingent on Academic All-OAC Team
Four Quakers earn academic honors
May 21, 2012
Shown, from left are Academic All-OAC picks Julie Creech, Jenny Geers, Rebecca Scherer and Rachel Weitzel.
AUSTINTOWN — Junior Julie Creech leads a four-member Wilmington College swimming contingent to the 2012 Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference At-Large Team.
Creech was an Academic All-OAC selection while senior Rachel Weitzel and sophomores Jenny Geers and Rebecca Scherer were honorable mention picks.
The academic award winners are selected by OAC faculty representatives. To be eligible for Academic All-OAC, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, be a starter or key reserve and be in at least her second year of participation in the sport.
For Creech (Dayton/Centerville), the top academic award was her second straight. A 4.0 student majoring in athletic training/pre-med, Creech doesn’t back down from challenges in the classroom. In the water, she was the runner-up in the 100- and 200-yard butterfly races at the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Championship, in turn becoming the first Wilmington College female swimmer to earn six All-OAC honors.
“Julie can be an exceptionally successful student and competitor, but she maintains a sense of humor through it all,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said. “The combination of those three things is really hard to find. Julie does a great job with all of that.”
Weitzel (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) was an athletic training major with a 3.56 GPA. In the water, she was a backstroke specialist and a consolation finalist at the 2012 conference championship.
Geers (Pickerington/Pickerington North) maintains a 3.98 GPA as an athletic training major. A breaststroke and backstroke specialist, she was a consolation finalist at the 2012 league meet.
Scherer (Circleville) carries a 4.0 GPA as a math education major. In the water, she is a freestyle sprinter and was a consolation finalist at the 2012 OAC meet.
“They deserve these honors. This looks good for the team, but this is also their individual reward for putting in all the hard work as student-athletes,” Breen said.