OC Totals 37 All-America Selections
Twenty-four OC student-athletes combined for a total of 37 NCCAA All-America honors in 2013-14.
The honorees were led by national decathlon champion Austin Wallace, who also placed second in the indoor heptahlon, and other NCCAA runner-ups Sam Johnston (golf), Larry Brown (outdoor hammer), Roberto Diaz (outdoor 5,000), Roz Hamilton (outdoor heptathlon), Miranda Ostlund (outdoor javelin), and Timothy Zuercher (outdoor 10,000).
OC’s other indoor track and field All-Americans were: Kyle Broaddrick (seventh in the 5,000); Bryant Keirns (fourth in the 5,000 and sixth in the 3,000); the women’s 4x400 relay team of Rebecca Bloodworth, Wilmina Gley, Somer Helms and Andrea Dennis (fifth); the women’s 4x200 team of Bloodworth, Gley, Helms and Dennis (seventh); and the men’s 4x200 team of Austin Kruzich, Joshua Jones, Winston Ogletree and Jamal George (seventh).
OC’s other outdoor track and field All-Americans were: Makenzie Brown (fifth in the discus); Hamilton (third in the shot put); Helms (eighth in the 200); Keirns (sixth in the 5,000); Katie Ostlund (third in the javelin); and the 4x400 relay team of Bloodworth, Maegan Cowan, Helms and Dennis (fifth).
Softballers Martha Thomas and Shea Coats earned first-team All-America honors.
OC had basketball All-Americans in Hamilton and Kendre Talley (both second team) and a women’s golf All-American in Anna Arrese Cortadellas (third at nationals). OC honored Hamilton and Talley as Ms. and Mr. Eagle, presented to the female and male student-athletes who best combine success in their sports with representing the ideals of the university.
View more stories from the Summer 2014 issue of Vision magazine.