A Page -- June 24, 2012


Martorella & Williams Named Second-Team 

Capital One Academic All-Americans

Oberlin, Ohio – The string of recent CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-Americans for Oberlin College continued on Tuesday as rising-junior Molly Martorella and recently-graduated Stephen Williams were tabbed as second-team selections, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced on Tuesday.

As a Sophomore Martorella turned in an amazing year that started with her earning All-America honors in cross country by finishing 21st overall at the NCAA Championship meet and ended with a berth into the national final of the outdoor 5K Championship. In-between she was named as the North Coast Athletic Conference Indoor and Outdoor Runner of the Year and also competed at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the mile run.

A double major who has a 3.96 GPA while studying biochemistry and neuroscience, Martorella also became the first female in school history to run a sub-five-minute mile as she clocked in at 4:56.73 at the Boston University Valentine Invitational on February 10.

Williams, who graduated with a 3.89 while majoring in biology and mathematics, was recently named as the department’s NCAC/Stern Male Athlete of the Year.

A former recipient the Goldwater Scholarship, Williams earned USTFCCCA All-Great Lakes Region honors in cross country in 2011. He is a three-time NCAC selection, two-time USTFCCCA All-Academic recipient and former national qualifier in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.

McDevitt to be a Part of the White House 

Title IX Celebration

Oberlin, Ohio – Oberlin College Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Jacqueline McDevitt will be on hand at the White House on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Title IX.

The White House Council on Women and Girls will host the commemorative event in Washington, D.C., bringing together women and men from many fields that have been greatly impacted by the passing of Title IX in 1972. Athletes, coaches, educators, administrators and many other prominent figures from the world of college athletics will meet to celebrate the achievements of those whose gateways to sports were opened by Title IX.
  Jacs McDevitt 

In just her first year as head coach of the Yeomen, McDevitt guided the Yeowomen to one of the best seasons in school history as the team finished 11-5 overall and won its first conference game since 2007. Four of her players earned All-NCAC honors at season's end.

“This is such a wonderful opportunity” McDevitt said. “To be a part of something that is so significant and has played such a large role in my life is truly special."

The event is scheduled to run from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. EST and will be streamed live online at WhiteHouse.gov/live. In addition you can also join the discussion about Title IX on Twitter by using the hashtag #WHTitleIX.