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
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
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