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Cekada, Delehanty named Academic All-OAC

Pair honored for overall excellence

May 23, 2012

Annie Cekada (at left) and Liz Delehanty have been tabbed Academic All-OAC.

Annie Cekada (at left) and Liz Delehanty have been tabbed Academic All-OAC.

2012 ACADEMIC ALL-OAC
XC/TRACK & FIELD TEAM

AUSTINTOWN — Annie Cekada and Liz Delehanty have been named to the Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference Cross Country/Track and Field Team, the league office announced today.

Cekada was an Academic All-OAC selection while Delehanty 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.

Cekada (Mineral Point, Pa./Central Cambria) maintains a 3.89 GPA as an agriculture major. She was Wilmington’s 2012 Clyde Lamb Award winner. She was an Academic All-OAC Honorable Mention pick in 2011. On the track and course, Cekada is the most decorated female distance runner in school history.

“Annie has really set the standard for our team. Her work ethic not only makes her a better student-athlete, but it influences people around her. I am certain that Annie’s work ethic helped people like Jenna Parlette and Tricia Steffen have outstanding freshman years. I have never coached an athlete that is more dedicated to everything she does than Annie Cekada,” Wilmington head coach Ron Combs said.

Delehanty (Euclid/Villa Angela-St. Joseph) is an athletic training major with a 3.95 GPA. The junior pole vaulter finished second at the 2012 OAC Outdoor Championship.

“I really believe that Liz made the biggest jump of anybody on our women’s team this year,” Combs said. “She worked really hard and she was rewarded for those efforts. This award is just another example of hard work being rewarded.”