JOLIET, Ill. (May 5, 2013) – Four Oklahoma Christian student-athletes have earned Scholar-Athlete status in outdoor track and field from the National Christian College Athletic Association.
Noemi Hernandez, Tavia Hoheisel, Kayla Johnston and Erin Sesesmann were on the NCCAA’s Scholar-Athlete list, released during the just-completed NCCAA Outdoor Championships.
To qualify for the award, a player must be a junior academically and have a grade-point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.
Hernandez and Hoheisel are sophomore distance runners who are juniors academically. Hernandez, from Oklahoma City, has a 3.51 GPA in Spanish, while Hoheisel, from Newton, Kan., has a 3.71 GPA in elementary education.
Johnston, a sophomore from Midland, Texas, has a 3.70 GPA in elementary education.
Sesemann, a senior from Mesa, Ariz., has a 3.83 GPA in psychology. It’s the third time she’s received a Scholar-Athlete award, having also been named to NAIA Scholar-Athlete lists for cross country and track and field during the 2011-12 academic year. She also was a third-team Academic All-America College Division selection in 2012 by the College Sports Information Directors of America.