A Page -- July 17, 2012

Head Coach Jennifer Reimer's Spartans have ranked in the top two of the WBCA Academic Top 25 Team Honor Roll in two-straight seasons. (photo by Annie O'Neill) 

Spartan Women’s Hoops Makes the Grade Again, Ranks No. 2 in WBCA Top 25 Honor Roll

ATLANTA, Ga. – For the second-consecutive year, the Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team has ranked amongst the nation's leader in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association Top 25 Team Honor Roll. After ranking No. 1 in all of Division III last season, the Spartans check in at No. 2 for the 2011-12 campaign.

With an outstanding team grade point average of 3.641, the Spartans are one of two University Athletic Association institutions in the WBCA DIII Top 25 Honor Roll.

"To be at the top of such a prestigious list for the second year in a row is an incredible honor for our program," said Head Coach Jennifer Reimer, who completed her fifth year with the team in 2011-12. "Our young women display incredible dedication both on the court and in the classroom, and I am extremely proud to lead such a talented group."

The Spartans had nine of an eligible 10 players earn UAA All-Academic honors this past season, an award given to student-athletes who have completed at least one full year of college study and who carry a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.30. In addition, 2012 graduate Erin Hollinger (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) earned Capital One Academic All-American honors for a third-straight season.

CWRU finished the 2011-12 campaign at 15-10 overall with an 8-6 mark (tied for fourth) in one of the nation's top DIII basketball conferences. The 15 victories were the highest win total for the program in 10 seasons. Overall, the Spartans have four winning campaigns in five years under Reimer's tutelage.


Oberlin Tennis Teams Earn ITA Academic Honors 

Skillman, NJ – Earlier this month, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) named both the Oberlin College men’s and women’s tennis teams as an All-Academic team, while select members of each squad also garnered ITA Scholar All-America status.

Both teams earned the distinction from the ITA for accumulating a minimum team GPA of 3.2 throughout the 2011-12 academic year.

Five Yeomen were named as ITA Scholar All-Americans for registering a minimum GPA of 3.5. They were Sam TowneJoe Leffler,Shahab RazaCharlie Marks and Soren Zeliger.

Like the men, the Yeowomen also had five team members named as Scholar All-Americans. They were Rebecca BrownAriel LewisBrenna Sheldon Emily Thebaut and Brie White-Dzuro.

In addition to their success in the classroom, both teams had success on the court as well. The Yeowomen went 19-6 overall and finished second in the NCAC en route to finishing the season ranked eighth in the central region. The Yeomen recorded 11 wins, marking the most victories in a season since 2006.

Currently the athletics department is conducting a national search for the next men’s tennis coach as former head coach Adam Shoemaker stepped down in June to become the assistant tennis professional at Paramount Tennis Club in nearby Westlake, Ohio.