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Tradition of excellence continued

WC student-athletes excel in 2011-12

June 20, 2012

Antonio Bowman (at right) receives a game ball from head coach K.C. Hunt after becoming the 24th player in team history to reach the 1,000-point career scoring mark.

Antonio Bowman (at right) receives a game ball from head coach K.C. Hunt after becoming the 24th player in team history to reach the 1,000-point career scoring mark.

Wilmington College student-athletes continued their tradition of excellence on the playing field and in the classroom during the 2011-12 year.

Sophomore Christian Patterson’s All-America performance in the NCAA outdoor high jump capped a memorable year that saw the Quakers earn recognition at the conference, regional and national levels.

Also earning All-America honors was senior Tyler White, who was a preseason pick of D3hoops.com.

Annie Cekada and Pat Carroll were national All-Academic selections while the WC women’s cross country, women’s soccer and women’s swimming teams earned All-Academic Team distinction.

Cekada and Carroll were All-Great Lakes Region cross country runners while senior soccer player Armin Fejzic was an all-region honoree.

Wilmington College student-athletes received 28 All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors and 26 Academic All-OAC honors. Eight student-athletes — Cekada, Carroll, Julie Creech, Liz Delehanty, Corbin Hellwarth, Amy Johnson, Brett McEvoy and Brianna Peters — were both All-OAC and Academic All-OAC honorees.

The Quaker men’s basketball team — led by 1,000-point career scorer Antonio Bowman — advanced to the OAC Tournament final, and the WC men and women’s soccer and women’s basketball teams qualified for their respective conference tournaments.

The women’s cross country team spent most of the fall season ranked in the Great Lakes Region Top 10 before finishing third in the OAC Championship, the team’s best finish at the conference level since the Quakers finished third in 2000, Wilmington’s first year in the OAC.