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Five named to Academic All-OAC Team

Jacquemin, Creech, Deutsch lead WC contingent

May 17, 2011

Shown, from left, are Academic All-OAC honorees Alicia Jacquemin, Julie Creech and Kristen Deutsch.

Shown, from left, are Academic All-OAC honorees Alicia Jacquemin, Julie Creech and Kristen Deutsch.

2011 AT-LARGE ACADEMIC ALL-OAC TEAM

AUSTINTOWN — Alicia Jacquemin, Julie Creech and Kristen Deutsch lead a five Wilmington College women’s swimming contingent to the At-Large Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference Team.

Jacquemin, Creech and Deutsch were Academic All-OAC while Amanda Hirn and Caitlin Yauch were Academic All-OAC 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.

“Traditionally, we’ve had a lot of success academically,” Wilmington head coach Trip Breen said. “I think that says a lot about the students individually, and it says something, too, about the tradition of the program and the legacy that the seniors leave this year. Alicia, Caitlin and Amanda were incredible student-athletes.”

Jacquemin (Oxford/Talawanda) recently graduated as an agronomy major with a 4.0 GPA. The league honor is her third. She was an Academic All-OAC pick in 2010 and an honorable mention selection in 2009.

Creech (Dayton/Centerville) is a sophomore athletic training major with a 4.0 GPA. The Academic All-OAC honor is her first. In the water, she is a four-time All-OAC swimmer.

Deutsch (Beavercreek) is a sophomore sport management major with a 3.67 GPA. The academic honor is her first. She owns five team freestyle records.

Hirn (West Carrollton) recently graduated with a 3.47 GPA as a psychology major. The OAC academic honor is her first.

Yauch (Cincinnati/Mercy) recently graduated with a 3.41 GPA as an athletic training major. The academic award is her first.

“Swimming is a sport that demands time management. We have both morning and afternoon workouts a lot of days,” Breen said. “It’s not just a schedule — it’s the fatigue and the need to find balance to your life. We talk a lot about finding that balance, and obviously this group has done it pretty well.”