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Roncolato, McEvoy named Academic All-OAC

Duo honored for second straight season

May 26, 2011

Dan Roncolato (at left) and Brett McEvoy have been named to the 2011 Academic All-OAC Baseball Team.

Dan Roncolato (at left) and Brett McEvoy have been named to the 2011 Academic All-OAC Baseball Team.

2011 ACADEMIC ALL-OAC BASEBALL TEAM

AUSTINTOWN — Wilmington College senior outfielder Dan Roncolato and junior utility player Brett McEvoy have been named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference, the league office announced today.

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 his second year of participation in the sport.

Roncolato and McEvoy’s placement on the team marks the first time two Quaker baseball players have received the OAC’s top academic honors in the same season since 2004.

“It’s a great honor for Dan, Brett and our team,” Wilmington head coach Tony Haley said. “These guys take pride in the way they conduct themselves as students and as athletes. The success they enjoy is the direct result of unending dedication.”

Roncolato (Meadville, Pa.) recently graduated with a 3.50 GPA as an agriculture major. The academic award is his second straight. He also was a two-time All-OAC outfielder.

McEvoy maintains a 3.65 GPA as a math education major. He was a 2010 Academic All-OAC Honorable Mention. Also a fullback for the Wilmington football team, McEvoy was a 2010 Academic All-OAC Football team and an honorable mention pick in 2009.