Rio Grande places 29 on RSC Scholar-Athlete list for Spring ‘18

By Randy Payton - For Ohio Valley Publishing

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio – The River States Conference has announced that 266 student-athletes at its 13 member institutions – including 29 from the University of Rio Grande – have earned the distinction of RSC Scholar-Athletes in their respective sports for Spring 2018.

Women’s Track and Field led the RedStorm’s honoree list with a conference-best 14 student-athletes, while Softball had seven on the list. Baseball and Men’s Track & Field both had five honorees.

To earn the award, student-athletes must maintain a grade-point average of 3.25 or higher, compete in a RSC championship sport and be nominated by their athletic department.

Rio Grande student-athletes making the list, listed by sport, included:

* BASEBALL: senior Collin Powers (Janesville, WI); juniors Zach Harvey (Kenova, WV), Michael Rodriguez (Santo Domingo, D.R.) and Austin Wolfinger (Grove City, OH); and sophomores Dylan Shockley (Minford, OH), Cole Meade (Seaman, OH) and Trey Meade (Seaman, OH).

* SOFTBALL: senior Hannah Hawley (Thurman, OH); juniors Carly Skeese (Newark, OH), Kacee Jenkins (Jackson, OH) and Kelly Fuchs (Williamsport, OH); and sophomores Lexi Philen (Tallmadge, OH), Brooke Hoffman (Columbus Grove, OH) and Michaela Criner (Bremen, OH).

* MEN’S TRACK & FIELD: senior Nikola Andjelic (Split, Croatia); junior Michael Norris (Dayton, OH); and sophomores Adam Champer (Malvern, OH), Ethan Greenawalt (Orlando, FL) and Daniel Everett (Fletcher, OH).

* WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD: seniors Katie Browning (Athens, OH), Tyanna Petty-Craft (Somerset, OH), Kylie Caudill (Pickerington, OH) and Keri Lawrence (Pomeroy, OH); juniors Taylor Grubb (Thornville, OH), Brooke Schofield (Pioneer, OH), Lucy Williams (Athens, OH) and Alexis Johnson-Schoolcraft (Mercerville, OH); and sophomores Jennifer Case (McArthur, OH), Marissa Commons (Maple Heights, OH), Reaghan Haines (Hillsboro, OH), Kelsey Miller (Georgetown, OH) and Natalie Seeberg (Urbana, OH); and freshman Madison Oiler (Gallipolis, OH).

By Randy Payton

For Ohio Valley Publishing

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director for the University of Rio Grande.

Randy Payton is the Sports Information Director for the University of Rio Grande.