Cekada named OAC Scholar-Athlete

October 1, 2012

In its 15th year of existence, the OAC Scholar Athlete award honors exceptional student-athletes on a monthly basis. Criteria for the award consists of the student-athlete being at least a sophomore, be competing in a sport that is in-season, sportsmanlike conduct, and carrying at least a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) 3.0 or higher.

Wilmington College senior cross country runner Annie Cekada (Mineral Point, PA/ Central Cambria) has been named the Ohio Athletic Conference "Scholar Athlete-of-the Month" for the month of October.

Cekada will leave Wilmington as the most decorated female distance runner in school history. She maintains a 3.89 GPA as an agriculture major. She was Wilmington’s 2012 Clyde Lamb Award winner. As a track athlete, she was an Academic All-OAC Honorable Mention pick in 2011 and an All-OAC pick in 2012. The senior is also a two-time USTFCCCA individual All-Academic selection.

"She means everything to our program," said Wilmington head track and cross country coach Ron Combs. "When she started here that is when our upstart as a program started. She is one of the best student-athletes to come to the school."