OAKLAND PLACES NINE ON FALL ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS
The Golden Grizzlies earned the second-most athletes in the league
INDIANAPOLIS - Honoring student-athletes for their success both in competition and in the classroom, the Horizon League announced its 2014 Fall Academic All-League Teams on Thursday. A total of 52 student-athletes from five fall sports were honored in balloting by the League's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.
Oakland had nine selections, one behind leader Valparaiso, and led the Horizon League with the most honorees in men's cross country and volleyball. The Horizon League recognizes student-athletes with seasonal Academic All-League Teams in each of its 19 championship sports. To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.20 or higher (based on a 4.00 scale) and have completed at least one year at the member institution, having earned 24 semester-hour or 36 quarter-hour credits.
|2014 Oakland Fall Academic All-League Members|
|Men's Cross Country|
|Nathan Ziolko | SR | 3.63 | Business Administration
Ziolko earned All-Horizon League first team honors after finishing seventh at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 25:05 in the 8K event, while holding a 3.63 GPA. He was Oakland's top finisher at the NCAA Great Lakes Regional and also finished third overall at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open.
|Andrew Bowman | SO | 3.55 | Environmental Sciences
Bowman is a two-time Horizon League Runner of the Week and won the 6K title at the Golden Grizzly Open on Aug. 29. The Environmental Sciences major owns a 3.55 GPA and finished fourth at the UW-Parkside Midwest Open and then 21st out of 181 runners at the Notre Dame Invitational.
|Joey Tinnion | SR | 3.68 | History with Secondary Education
Tinnion, a senior forward, is a two-time academic all-league selection having won the award last year. He holds a 3.68 GPA and earned NSCAA Scholar All-Region honors earlier this season. Tinnion was selected to the All-Horizon League first-team and tied for the team-high in goals with four. He netted the game-winning goal against Ohio State and also scored the first goal of the Horizon League championship game that gave Oakland its first Horizon League title and sixth berth in the NCAA Tournament since 2000.
|Cody Archibald | SR | 3.28 | Health Sciences
Archibald, a senior defender, was honored by Top Drawer Soccer as one of the top players in the NCAA Tournament and a MLS Prospect. He was also selected to compete in the National Premier Soccer League inaugural Combine Tournament. The health sciences major holds a 3.28 GPA and was named an All-Horizon League second team and All-Tournament performer. Archibald scored the game-winning goal in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament against No. 24 Kentucky and was the leader on defense that tied a Division I record with six consecutive matches with a shutout.
|Kyla Kellermann | SR | 3.67 | Psychology
Kellermann is also a two-time Academic All-Horizon selection having won last year. In 2014 she was selected to the All-Horizon League first team and College Sports Madness All-Conference first team. She holds a 3.67 GPA in psychology and finished second on the team with six goals including a game-winner against Wright State.
|Taylor Humm | SR | 3.65 | Industrial and Systems Engineering
Humm, a senior defensive specialist, is Oakland's third repeat winner of this honor after earning Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year and all-league honors in 2014. The engineering major owns a 3.65 GPA and earned AVCA All-North Region Honorable Mention. She was also honored as Horizon League Scholar-Athlete of the Month after leading the Golden Grizzlies to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in program history. Humm finished her career third in school history in digs and was 85th in the NCAA with 4.54 digs per set this season.
|Amanda Baker | JR | 3.96 | Health Sciences
Baker, a junior middle hitter, earned Capital One Academic All-District 5 second team honors earlier this season. The health sciences major holds a 3.96 GPA and finished third in the Horizon League with 1.06 blocks per set. She was also named to the Army and Western Michigan All-Tournament Teams. Baker ranks seventh in program history in blocks with 297.
|Sammy Condon | FR | 3.55 | Elementary Education
Condon, a redshirt freshman middle hitter, won the Horizon League Tournament MVP, All-Horizon League and All-Freshman team selection in 2014. The Elementary Education major has a 3.55 GPA and ranked sixth in the league with a .277 hitting percentage. She was also selected to the Army and Missouri All-Tournament teams.
|Melissa Deatsch | SO | 3.60 | Journalism
Deatsch, a sophomore outside hitter, ranked second on the team and seventh in the league with 2.87 kills per set. The journalism major holds a 3.60 GPA and ranked second in the Horizon League with 36 aces and is now fourth in team history at 89. She finished 2014 first on the team in points (404.5), second in digs (332), third in assists (51) and sixth in blocks (42).