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Sixteen Soccer Players Receive MAC Academic Awards

April 27, 2011

ATHENS, Ohio - Sixteen members of the Ohio women's soccer team were honored by the Mid-American Conference (MAC) for academic achievement with a trio of different awards. Senior Jackie Hanson (LaGrange, Ill.) earned the MAC President's Award, while nine others received the MAC Commissioner's Award. Seven student-athletes were named to the MAC Honor Roll.

The MAC President's Award recognizes graduating student-athletes who have achieved a 3.5 minimum grade-point average. Those student-athletes whose eligibility is exhausted would also be eligible for this award. It may only be given once in the career of a student-athlete. Hanson, a sports management and business administration major, scored the game-winning goal in the season-opener against Pittsburgh in the fall.

The nine student-athletes who earned the MAC Commissioner's Award included Ainsley Bodi (Strongsville, Ohio), Lauren Burke (Medina, Ohio), Remi Famodu (Bloomington, Minn.), Toye Famodu (Bloomington, Minn.), Paige Howard (Mentor, Ohio), Katie Kemen (Cincinnati, Ohio), Rachael Philpot (Cincinnati, Ohio), Cathryn Rogers (Toronto, Ontario) and Sara Seitz (Englewood, Ohio). The criteria for the commissioner's award include a 3.5 minimum cumulative grade-point average after two semesters or three quarters. Student-athletes will be listed using the grades from the most recent academic term. First year and graduating seniors are not eligible. Transfer students must complete one full academic year.

The nine aforementioned student-athletes were also listed on the MAC Honor Roll along with senior Sarah Brown (North Royalton, Ohio), Hanson, Kim Nordtveit (Newton, Pa.), Kelsey Pichel (Rochester, Mich.), Veronica Rock (North Royalton, Ohio), Erin Schwenke (Solon, Ohio) and Alex Stec (Medina, Ohio). To be recognized, a student-athlete must earn a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0. Freshmen and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

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