Austintown, Ohio – November 18, 2010 - The Heidelberg University women’s soccer team has placed four student-athletes on the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Academic All-OAC Team. Earning a spot on the all-academic team were seniors defender Katie Klein (Milford, Ohio /Milford) and forward Carolyn Gross (Centerville, Ohio / Centerville), while senior forward Katelyn McBeath (Indianapolis, Ind. / Bishop Chatard) and junior midfielder Kristen Schneider (Cincinnati, Ohio / Mount Notre Dame) earned a spot on the honorable mention list.
To qualify, a student-athlete must have maintained a 3.25 grade point average, be a sophomore academically and is in at least her second year of participation. She must also have been a starter or key reserve who has made significant athletic impact. The honorees are voted on by the faculty athletic representatives.
Earning a spot on the all-academic team for the third-straight year, first time on the Academic All-OAC First team, Klein served as an anchor on the Berg’s defense, while playing in all 19 games for Heidelberg. In the classroom, Klein holds a 3.61 gpa as an athletic training major.
Gross is earning her second academic honor this year and first Academic All-OAC First Team honoree. She also earned a spot on the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District IV third team. A psychology major, with an emphasis on mental health, Gross currently boasts a 3.43 GPA. During the 2010 season, Gross recorded seven points which included three goals and an assist.
Picking up her second all-academic accolade, McBeath carries a 3.51 gpa as a international relations/political science major. She played in 14 games in the midfield.
Schneider is earning her first career postseason award after having a break out year in her junior year. A finance and accounting major with a 3.85 gpa, Schneider had a career-high 18 points (seven goals and four assists), which stood second on the team.
The 2010 season showed promise for the Berg's future. Heidelberg’s nine wins marks the most under fifth-year head coach Nick Spell since he took over in 2006.