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Four named Academic All-OAC

Johnson, Mumaw, Beck, Grace honored for overall excellence

November 22, 2011

Shown, from left, are Academic All-OAC honorees Amy Johnson, Lauren Mumaw, Britney Beck and Bonnie Grace.

Shown, from left, are Academic All-OAC honorees Amy Johnson, Lauren Mumaw, Britney Beck and Bonnie Grace.

2011 ACADEMIC ALL-OAC TEAM

AUSTINTOWN — Four members of the Wilmington College women’s soccer team have received Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors, the league office announced today.

Seniors Amy Johnson and Lauren Mumaw, and junior Britney Beck were Academic All-OAC selections while sophomore Bonnie Grace was an Academic All-OAC Honorable Mention pick.

To qualify, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.25 grade point average, be a sophomore academically and is in at least her second year of participation. She must also have been a starter or key reserve who has made a significant athletic impact. The conference’s faculty athletic representatives vote upon the recipients.

Johnson (Wilmington) is a biology major with a 3.9 GPA. She was an Academic All-OAC honoree in 2010 and honorable mention pick in 2009. On the field, she was an All-OAC Second Team performer in 2010 and an All-OAC Honorable Mention pick in 2011.

Mumaw (Dayton/Dayton Christian) maintains a 3.58 GPA as a sport management major. The conference honor is her first.

Beck (Monroe/Lemon-Monroe) is an early childhood education major with a 3.81 GPA. She was an Academic All-OAC Honorable Mention pick in 2010. On the field, she was an All-OAC Honorable Mention pick in 2010.

Grace (Wyoming) is an early childhood education major with a 3.97 GPA. The conference honor is her first.

“One of the expectations that we have for our student-athletes is to receive the NSCAA team academic award every year. To do so, we need an overall team GPA of 3.0 or higher,” Wilmington head coach Steve Spirk said. “The only way to do that is to have strong GPAs individually. We’ve always made that a priority. We recognize the Academic All-OAC as being just as important as being an All-OAC performer. For us, it’s one and the same.”