A Page -- June 20, 2012

Erin Hollinger ends her career with the most Academic All-American awards in school history. (photo by Marty Santek) 

Chardon's Erin Hollinger Earns School Record Fifth Academic All-American Honor at Case Reserve

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Case Western Reserve University two-sport standout Erin Hollinger (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon) has added to her school-record total of Academic All-American® awards as she was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division III Women's Track & Field/Cross Country First Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday.

Hollinger ends her storied career in a Spartan uniform with five Academic All-American® plaques as she earned the honor three times in basketball and twice in track & field. Overall, she has a pair of first-team selections (one in each sport) as well as two second-team laurels (one in each sport) and one third-team nod (track & field).

A macromolecular science and engineering major with a 3.94 grade point average, Hollinger earned her fourth piece of All-American hardware with a fourth-place finish in the high jump at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship in late May in California. The senior matched a season-best with a mark of five feet, seven inches, and she also placed 16th in the heptathlon with 4,388 points.

Hollinger earned All-American status both indoors and outdoors this season as she also posted a career-best third-place finish at the 2012 NCAA DIII Indoor Track & Field Championship in Iowa in early March. Her previous two All-American performances came outdoors in 2009 (fifth) and 2011 (fourth).

Hollinger is a two-time Glenn and Peggy Nicholls Female Athlete of the Year award winner as well as CWRU's 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee. Overall in track & field, Hollinger won six UAA high jump titles (three indoor/three outdoor) in addition to her four All-American performances. A three-time UAA All-Academic honoree in both basketball and track & field, Hollinger was also a four-time All-UAA forward on the hardwood and was twice named a finalist for the Jostens Trophy (Division III Player of the Year).

The Capital One Academic All-America® Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program's inception, a total of 77 Case Western Reserve student-athletes have been named Academic All-American® -- that number includes six in 2011-12 and 18 over the past three academic years combined.

 

Olmsted Falls' Matthew Jurcak Named to Capital One Academic All-America® Second Team

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Case Western Reserve University track All-American Matthew Jurcak (Olmsted Falls, Ohio/Olmsted Falls) has been named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Men's Track & Field/Cross Country Second Team, announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) on Tuesday.

A first-time Academic All-American® honoree, Jurcak earned his second piece of All-American hardware via a fifth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at the 2012 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship in late May in California.

Matthew Jurcak earns his first career Academic All-American award. (photo by Marty Santek)

Having recently completed his first year at the Case School of Dental Medicine, Jurcak maintained a 3.406 undergraduate grade point average as a chemistry major. His first semester of dental school provided a GPA of 3.487.

A three-time national qualifier, Jurcak ends his career as a two-time All-American having also placed fifth in the nation in the 60m hurdles at the 2012 DIII Indoor Championship in early March in Iowa. He is also a five-time UAA Track Athlete of the Week as well as a three-time UAA All-Academic honoree.

The Capital One Academic All-America® Teams recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. To be eligible for Academic All-America® consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his/her current institution and be nominated by his/her sports information director.

Since the program's inception, a total of 77 Case Western Reserve student-athletes have been named Academic All-American® -- that number includes six in 2011-12 and 18 over the past three academic years combined.

 

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