OC Ranks in National Top 10 for Academic All-Americans
Oklahoma Christian ranked in the top 10 nationally among all higher education institutions with a school-record 11 Capital One Academic All-America selections in 2011-12.
OC’s total tied for ninth overall, sixth among NAIA institutions and No. 1 among Oklahoma universities. OC was one of only 18 schools nationally that had at least 10 honorees. During the 2011-12 academic year, OC student-athletes posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.097.
“This is a big accomplishment for our university, athletic department and our student-athletes,” OC athletic director Curtis Janz (86) said. “We strive to perform well in both the classroom and in our athletic programs, and this is evidence that we are succeeding in that quest.”
Six of OC’s 11 honorees received first-team recognition: Katy (Clift) Fabrie (women’s basketball), Renardy Guelfi (men’s tennis), Martin Poboril (men’s tennis), Brayden Barrientez (men’s track and field/cross country), Tracy Marshall (men’s track and field/cross country) and David McWilliams (men’s track and field/cross country).
Three OC student-athletes were second-team picks: Trey Boykin (men’s soccer), Lucie Sipkova (women’s tennis) and Austin Simkins (men’s track and field/cross country). Two others – Cady Block (women’s track and field/cross country) and Erin Sesemann (women’s track and field/cross country) – received third-team recognition.
View more stories from the Fall 2012 issue of Vision magazine.