In addition to solid showings on the field of play, Ohio Wesleyan University student-athletes were rewarded for getting it done in the classroom as a total of 57 Battling Bishop standouts were recently named to the inaugural North Coast Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll.
A total of 635 student athletes made the cut conference wide — an honor given to sophomores, juniors and seniors on an active roster in a sport sponsored by the NCAC with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher.
Local standouts Colton Bloecher (a junior from Olentangy Orange), Jon Stegner (senior from Liberty) and Caroline Welker (junior from Hayes) headline the list of OWU honorees. Bloecher and Stegner both played for the Battling Bishops’ men’s soccer team this past season while Welker played on the women’s basketball team.
Other OWU athletes named to the NCAC Academic Honor Roll were sophomore Lonnie Barnes (Champaign, Ill./Centennial), senior Sarah Bechtel (Bellefontaine), junior Colleen Bodee (Flossmoor, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor), junior Sam Brooks (Hilliard/Worthington Christian), sophomore Lautaro Cabrera (Buenos Aires, Argentina), junior Calvin Cagney (Indialantic, Fla./Melbourne), senior Kay Cantwell (Louisville, Ky./Atherton), sophomore Aaron Caputo (Strongsville), sophomore Chase Culbertson (Springfield/New Carlisle Tecumseh), sophomore Justin Dages (Green/Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary), junior Olivia DeMeio (Tallmadge), sophomore Matt DiCesare (Westerville/St. Francis DeSales), junior Landon Erb (Hilliard/Darby), senior Jennifer Erichsen (Farmington Hills, Mich./North Farmington), senior Mason Espinosa (Cookeville, Tenn.), junior Nick Fowler (Bethesda, Md./Johnson), senior Olivia Gillison (Philadelphia, Pa./Friends Central), sophomore Jessica Gooden (Lexington), sophomore Amy Greenwood (Hebron/Granville), senior Meg Greff (Hopkinton, Mass.), sophomore Meghan Guthrie (New Albany), junior Kevin Herman (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls), sophomore Emily Julius (Avon), junior Ryan Kaplan (Alliance/Marlington), junior Alexa Katrinchak (Elyria/Midview) and sophomore Joey Kinsley (Rocky River).
Also, sophomore Claire Lofgren (Kirtland), junior Abbie Love (Bainbridge Island, Wash./Bainbridge), sophomore Nathan Madonich (San Bruno, Calif./South San Francisco), sophomore Macie Maisel (Chestertown, Md./Kent County), junior Emma Markey (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central), sophomore Dara Markus (St. Louis, Mo./Ursuline Academy), senior Ian McCaslin (Prospect, Ky./Saint Xavier), sophomore Venessa Menerey (Columbus/Upper Arlington), junior Tommy Minkler (Oakton, Va./Landon School), sophomore Katie Nunner (Naples, Fla./Barron Collier), sophomore Cameron Pappa (Gilroy, Calif./Kings Academy), junior John Peranzi (Rehoboth, Mass./Dighton-Rehoboth), junior Joyce Petersen (Avon/St. Joseph Academy), junior Kristie Prendergast (Westlake), junior Lindsay Reed (Dublin/Jerome), senior Elizabeth Riggio (Itasca, Ill./Lake Park), junior Hannah Sampson (Kent/Roosevelt), sophomore Meghan Schulze (Johnstown/Johnstown-Monroe), sophomore Sara Scinto (Mentor), sophomore Justin Seffernick (Rocky River), sophomore Haley Sheafor (Cornelius, N.C./NW Visual-Performing Arts), sophomore Tirion Sheafor (Cornelius, N.C./NW Visual-Performing Arts), senior Sadie Slager (Hudson), junior Sarah Stachowiak (Westlake), junior Karli Sturgill (Lagrange/Keystone), junior Alexandra Webb (Tipp City/Tippecanoe) and senior Ben Witkoff (Columbus/Gahanna Lincoln).
OWU Sports Information contributed to this report.