Veite named Academic All-OAC

WC sophomore honored for overall excellence

May 19, 2010


AUSTINTOWN — Wilmington College sophomore Jessica Veite has been named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference, the league office announced today. Veite was an honorable mention pick.

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 her second year of participation in the sport.

Veite (Loveland) is a chemistry/biology major. She is a member of the Wilmington College Dean’s List and the WC Honors Program. She is president of the American Medical Student Association and vice president of the WC Science Society. She serves as a peer advisor to incoming freshmen and is a supplemental instructor, chemistry lab teacher’s assistant, and biology and chemistry tutor. In January, she was selected to attend the third International Undergraduate Research Symposium at Visayas State University in the Philippines to present her research on Bisphenol A.

“Jessica Veite is the true meaning of a student-athlete,” Wilmington head coach Jessie Loeffelholz said. “She is one of the most academically focused players that I have coached. Her course work is her number one priority. She spends her days in classes and labs and her nights studying while competing at a very high level in tennis. Her future goal is to become a pediatrician, and she knows exactly what she needs to do as a student to get accepted into medical school.”

On the courts, Veite posted a 10-4 record in singles play and was 5-3 in OAC competition. In doubles action, she was 8-5. She was a 2009 ITA Scholar Athlete and was the team recipient of the 2010 Scholar Athlete Award.

“Jessica deserves to be honored as one of the top student-athletes in our conference,” Loeffelholz said. “She is an excellent role model to her teammates for her efforts on the court and in the classroom.”