16 BW Winter Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-OAC Honors

16 BW Winter Student-Athletes Earn Academic All-OAC Honors

Complete Fall Academic All-OAC Team

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Baldwin Wallace University had 16 winter sports student-athletes named to the 2017 Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference team. 

In order to be selected as Academic All-OAC a student-athlete must have at least a 3.50 cumulative grade point average, be in residence at the school for at least a year and maintain varsity status.

The 16 student-athletes included two from men's basketball, one from men's swimming and diving, seven from women's basketball, two from women's swimming and diving and four from wrestling.

Of the 16 selections, four are three-time Academic All-OAC student-athletes, four are repeat selections from 2016 and eight garner their first selection.

The break down of Yellow Jacket student athletes honored by sport is listed below:

Name Sport Year  Hometown (High School) Major GPA

Zack Brandy

Men's Basketball Sr. Hudson (Hudson) Finance 3.73
Jay Battle  Men's Basketball So. Gahanna (Lincoln) History  3.50
Kevin Hartenstein Men's Swimming and Diving So.

Hermitage, Pa. (Hickory)

Marketing  3.54

Rachel Womeldorf

Women's Basketball So. Lewis Center (Olentangy)


Katie Smith Women's Basketball Jr. Fairview Park (Fairview)

Pre-Physical Therapy

Mackenzie Colombo Women's Basketball Sr. Strasburg (Strasburg) 

Communications & Disorders

Sydney Clark Women's Basketball Sr. Parma (Lake Ridge Academy)  Public Relations 3.73
Alex Starr Women's Basketball So. Millesburg (West Holmes) Accounting  3.64
MacKenzi Matthews Women's Basketball So. North Royalton (North Royalton)  Sport Management  3.56
Courtnay Cruise Women's Basketball So. Wooster (Triway) Exercise Science  3.54
Sarah Krupp Women's Swimming and Diving So. Williamsville, N.Y. (Williamsville South) Pre-Physical Therapy  3.61
Jordyn Miller Women's Swimming and Diving  Jr. Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer)


James Ritchie  Wrestling Jr.

Carlisle (Carlisle)

Criminal Justice

Graham Montague Wrestling Sr. Independence (Independence) 


Tyler Maclellan Wrestling Jr. Medina (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy)  Accounting 3.62
David Shapiro Wrestling  Sr.  Beachwood (Beachwood)  Mathematics & Education  3.60

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