OAKLAND LANDS FIVE STUDENT-ATHLETES ON TRACK AND FIELD ALL-ACADEMIC LEAGUE TEAMS
May 2, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS - Oakland’s George O’Connor, Ashley Burr, Miranda Haas, Rachel Levy and Dana Tessmer were named to the 2017 Horizon League Track and Field All-Academic Teams announced by the league office. A total of 46 student-athletes, 22 men and 24 women, garnered league honors. 

Oakland 2017 Horizon League Track and Field All-Academic Team

Men’s Track and Field


George O’Connor
| SR | 3.54 | Communication
Finished third out of 29 runners with a PR time of 8:52.89 at the Virginia Challenge
Placed first in the mile with a time of 4:14.27 at the 12th annual Detroit Dual
Recorded second-place finish in the 3000m steeplechase at the Raleigh Relays
2016 All-Academic team selection

Women’s Track and Field


Ashley Burr
| SR | 3.45 | Health Science
Earned Horizon League Runner of the Week honors in consecutive weeks (Apr. 19 & 28)
Set new 3000m steeplechase school record with a time of 10:30.45 to finish eighth out of 45 competitors at the Virginia Challenge. Her mark also currently ranks 29th nationally in the East Region
Placed first out of 22 in the 800m with a time of 1:52.01 at the Golden Grizzly Duals
Two-time all-academic league selection
Member of the DMR team that placed first at the 2017 HL Indoor League Championships and finished runner-up in the mile
Defending outdoor league champion in the 5000m (17:43) and runner-up in the 3000m Steeplechase (10:51)

Miranda Haas | SR | 3.91 | Biology
Finished 11th out of 45 runners in the 3000m steeplechase with PR time of 10:33.24 at the Virginia Challenge
Placed third in the 3000m and the 5000m at the 2017 HL Indoor Championships helping Oakland to a third-place finish Placed first in the 3000m steeplechase at the 12th annual Detroit Dual
Placed 44th in the 5000m and set a personal-best time in the event at the Raleigh Relays
Three-time All-Academic team selection

Rachel Levy | SO | 3.81 | Health Sciences
Member of the women’s DMR team that placed first in the 2017 HL Indoor League Championships and finished runner-up in the 3000m
Finished first breaking the 3000m school record with a time of 9:43.88 at Oakland’s 12th annual Detroit Dual
Set 5000m PR time of 16:43.05 at the Virginia Challenge
Named freshman of the year at the 2016 HL Indoor League Championships in her debut season

Dana Tessmer | SO | 3.74 | Pre-Business Administration
Set school record and broke her own record multiple times in the pole vault for both indoor and outdoor seasons, most recently at the Golden Grizzly Invite with a mark of 12 ft., 1.5 in.
Placed first in pole vault at the 2017 Indoor Championships setting the indoor school record 12 ft., 4.5 in.
Set a meet record in pole vault at the 12th annual Detroit Dual at 11 ft., 5.75 in.
Placed third in pole vault at the 2016 HL Indoor Championships to helping Oakland to its first-ever indoor championship

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