OAKLAND LANDS FIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES ON 2016 FALL ACADEMIC ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS

Nov. 25, 2016


INDIANAPOLIS -
Honoring student-athletes for their success both in competition and in the classroom, the Horizon League announced its 2016 Fall Academic All-League Teams. A total of 53 student-athletes from five fall sports were honored in balloting by the league's faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.

Oakland landed five selections to the All-Academic teams including Miranda Haas and Rachel Levy from women's cross country, Matt Ritter from the men's cross country team along with Zach Walker and Chase Jabbori from men's soccer.
 

2016 Oakland Fall Academic All-League Members

Women's Cross Country

Miranda Haas | SR | 3.92 | Biology
*Help lead the Golden Grizzlies to their second consecutive Horizon League Championship

*Placed second in the 6K at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 21:54.6 earning First-Team honors

*Finished 41st out of 221 runners in the women's 6K (21:06.5) at the 2016 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships

*Finished 10th out of 167 runners in the White 6K (21:29.7) at the Adidas Pre-National Invite helping Oakland to fifth place finish and USTCCCA Regional ranking of 11 which is the highest in program history

*Finished 12th out of 222 runners in the Gold 5K (17:53.3) helping Oakland to a fourth place finish (178 points) at the 61st Annual Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational

*Placed third in the 3K (10:35) at the Golden Grizzly Short Course Dual helping Oakland defeat CMU 15-50

*Finished third in the 4K (14:15.2) at the Golden Grizzly Open

Rachel Levy | SO | 3.80 | Health Sciences

*Help lead the Golden Grizzlies to their second-straight Horizon League Championship

*Placed first in the 6K at the Horizon League Championship with a time of 21:35.4

* finished 48th out of 221 in the women's 6k (21:16.4) at the 2016 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championships

* Named Horizon League Cross Country Runner of the Week three times this season

*Finished 22nd out of 167 runners in the White 6K (21:46.6) at the Adidas Pre-National Invite helping Oakland to fifth place finish and USTCCCA Regional Ranking of 11 which is the highest in program history

*Finished seventh out of 222 runners in the Gold 5K (17:30.1) leading Oakland to a fourth place finish (178 points) at the 61st Annual Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational

*Claimed the 3K title (10:24) at the Golden Grizzly Short Course Dual helping Oakland defeat CMU 15-50.

* Won 4K title (14:02.5) at the Golden Grizzly Open

Men's Cross Country

Matt Ritter | R-SO | 3.80 | Electrical Engineering

*Helped the men's team to a fifth-place finish at the Horizon League Championship

*Finished fourth at the Golden Grizzly Open with a 6K time of 19:50.0 helping Oakland to the team title

*Finished 12th with a 4K time of 12:47 at the Golden Grizzly Short Couse Dual helping Oakland defeat CMU

Men's Soccer

Chase Jabbori | SR | 3.59 | Health Sciences
*Started in 17 of 18 games as team captain

*Led the team and tied for fifth in the league in goals (6) and eighth in points (13)

*Tied second in the league in game-winning goals (3)

*Named Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 17) after scoring both goals in Oakland's a 2-1 win at Milwaukee (Oct. 15) snapping the Panthers' five game unbeaten streak.

*Scored goal with an assist on Senior Night in Oakland's 5-2 win over UIC (Nov. 4) to qualify for Horizon League Tournament

Zach Walker | SO | 3.86 | Biomedical Sciences

*Started eight games in goal as team captain

*Recorded 27 saves

*Recorded first career shutout against Dayton (Sept. 24) with two saves

*Tied for 10th in the league in shutouts (1)

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