A Page -- June 11, 2011

Twinsburg’s Tony Dipre becomes yet 

another Jesuit-school produced 

Student/Athlete to earn 

Academic/Athletic accolades; two-time 

All American earns Academic All 

District while studying religion and 


Walsh Jesuit alumnus and Twinsburg resident Tony Dipre becomes yet another Jesuit-produced Student/Athlete to excel both academically and athletically simultaneously as the Allegheny College track star was named Academic All District by Capital Investments and CoSida.

Dipre is carrying a 3.79 overall grade point average while balancing  a double major in religion and neuroscience.

A senior, Dipre warmed up for the big meet, making it to nationals as he split 3:51.44 in the 1,500m to net another NCAA provisional bid at the Gregory Invitational. However, he was unable to improve his position on a fiercely competitive national list. 

Dipre's top time ranked 14th on the national charts going into the NCAA nationals.
Then at the NCAA nationals in Delaware, Dipre, who anchored the national championship distance medley relay this past winter, ran 4:01.89 in the qualifying round of the men's 1,500-meter run at NCAAs and was unable to earn a coveted spot in the finals field in what turned out to be a congested and slow series of races

A two-time All-American in the indoor mile, Dipre posted the nation's second-fastest time during the indoor slate (4:06.81) while shattering his own school record. He also ran the pivotal leg that enabled the Gators DMR to finish within one second of the existing Division III national record in a stunning performance at Boston University in February (9:54.42). 

Dipre's success extended to the hills, where he helped the cross country team earn two third-place team finishes at the national meet while earning All-America accolades in 2008..  

Cuyahoga Falls native Brian Himelright 

carrying 4.0 in technology & engineering 

design while competing for NC State 

Wolfpack; earns distinction as Academic 

All District in University Division 

RALEIGH, N.C. – NC State’s Brian Himelright, a redshirt junior on the men’s cross country and track and field teams, has been named one of 10 first-team Capital One Academic All-District 3 for those sports by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The Woodridge High alumnus  is carrying a 4.0 in technology and engineering design education.

A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Himelright has been a two-year contributor to the cross country team, finishing in the top 10 both seasons in the Wolfpack Invitational and in the top 40 both seasons at the ACC Championships.

In track, Himelright competes in the 3,000-meter steeple chase, recently competing in the NCAA East preliminary round in Bloomington, Ind. He also competed this spring in both the 1,500 meters and the 5,000 meters.

Himelright carries a perfect 4.0 in technology, engineering and design education.

As a first-team All-District selection, Himelright is now eligible for Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.