Austintown, Ohio – May 20, 2011 – Four student-athletes represented Heidelberg University on the 2011 Academic Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country and Track and Field Team. Earning a spot on the first team was Jordan Karnes (Edgerton, Ohio / Edgerton), Josh Bowmar (Marengo, Ohio / Highland) and Seth Robertson (Burton, Ohio / Newbury), while Jacob Hoffman (Shelby, Ohio / Shelby) was tabbed an honorable mention selection.
The award winners are selected by the faculty athletic representatives from each of the 10 OAC institutions. To be eligible, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 cumulative grade point average, be a starter or key reserve and be in at least his second year of participation in the sport.
Karnes is a junior accounting major and is picking up his second Academic All-OAC accolade of his career. In his third season on the cross country course he represented the Berg at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in the fall and on the outdoor track he earned all-league honors in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.
Bowmar is studying education and sports management while at the Berg. He is in the midst of his junior campaign and is having a solid year. Last weekend he topped his own school record in the javelin (200’10”), while also inking his name on the provisional list for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships. He earned all-league honors in the javelin, 400-meter dash and helped claim the 4x400-meter relay outdoor championship and subsequent all-conference honors.
In his final campaign is Robertson. While at Heidelberg he has studied accounting and computer information systems. On the outdoor track he earned two all-league honors. He placed in the top three in the league in the 400-meter dash and joined Bowmar on the championship 4x400-meter relay team.
Last week Bowmar and Karnes worked together to improve on Heidelberg’s 4x400-meter relay provisional qualifying time.
Finally, Hoffman is earning his first OAC accolade of his career. Hoffman is a junior chemistry and mathematics major. He provides depth in the distance events and on the cross country course.