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Three Quakers earn Academic All-Ohio honors

Johnson, Beck, Graham honored for overall excellence

January 6, 2012

Shown, from left, are Academic All-Ohio honorees Amy Johnson, Britney Beck and Jeff Graham.

Shown, from left, are Academic All-Ohio honorees Amy Johnson, Britney Beck and Jeff Graham.

Three Wilmington College student-athletes have earned Academic All-Ohio Soccer honors, in voting conducted by NCAA Div. III coaches across the state.

Senior Amy Johnson was named to the women’s second team while senior Britney Beck was a third team pick. Sophomore Jeff Graham was a third team selection on the All-Ohio Men’s Team.

The All-Ohio honor is the second for Johnson and Beck, and the first for Graham.

Johnson (Wilmington) maintained a 3.9 cumulative grade point average as a biology major and was a three-time Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection. On the field, she was a two-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree and was an All-Ohio pick twice.

“Amy is one of the most outstanding student-athletes I have had the pleasure to coach,” Wilmington women’s coach Steve Spirk said. “She is committed to excel in every aspect of her life. The standard she set over the last four years is quite a legacy.”

Beck (Monroe/Lemon-Monroe) carried a 3.81 GPA as an early childhood education major. She was a two-time Academic All-OAC honoree and was an All-OAC player pick in 2010.

“Brittney was a player, a person our team knew it could count on,” Spirk said. “She was dedicated to her teammates and was certainly just as dedicated to her academic responsibilities.”

Graham (Kettering/Carroll) carries a 3.49 GPA as a graphic arts/communications major. On the field, he scored two goals and contributed four assists in 2011.

“I was very pleased to see Jeff get selected for this honor. He has been a very conscientious student in the classroom and a solid player for us in the midfield,” Wilmington men’s coach Bud Lewis said. “Jeff had some amazing games for us this year, including the game-winning goals against Muskingum and Capital, but I think his best games are still ahead of him. He has very good technique and is a very savvy player. We are definitely looking for great things from Jeff in 2012.”