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Three named Academic All-OAC

McEvoy, Hofer, Arehart earn top honors

May 25, 2012

Shown, from left, are Academic All-OAC honorees Brett McEvoy, Jake Hofer and Brandon Arehart.

Shown, from left, are Academic All-OAC honorees Brett McEvoy, Jake Hofer and Brandon Arehart.

2012 ACADEMIC ALL-OAC TEAM

AUSTINTOWN — Seniors Brett McEvoy and Jake Hofer and sophomore Brandon Arehart have been named to the Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference Baseball Team, 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.

“This is the first time we have had three players earn the conference’s top academic award in the same season,” Wilmington head coach Tony Haley said. “It means a lot to them, to the team and to me. These guys are student-athletes, and at the Division III level they take the student part to heart.”

For McEvoy (Pickerington/Pickerington North) the conference academic honor is the sixth in his collegiate career. He was a two-time Academic All-OAC football and baseball player and earned honorable mention designations in each sport. He maintained a 3.70 GPA as a mathematics/education major. On the diamond this spring, he batted .260 and was second on the team with 15 RBI.

“Brett is a dedicated, hard-working guy,” Haley said. “He works his butt off, and he always has the team’s best interest in mind. We are going to miss him.”

For Hofer (Monroe/Lemon-Monroe), the academic award is his first. The senior pitcher carried a 3.65 GPA as a history/education major. On the mound, he posted a 1-2 record in 12 appearances this season.

Arehart (Wilmington) is a biology/pre-med major with a 3.97 GPA. He also was an Academic All-OAC Football Honorable Mention pick in 2011. On the diamond this season, he batted .293 and was second on the team with 25 hits.