All-academic team named
The Ohio Valley Athletic Conference has named its All-Academic Team for the 2008-09 school year. This year, 1,354 student athletes were named to the team, including the following local students:
Paden City High School: Bethany Arnett, Allison Bertozzi, Lea Ann Butcher, Courtney Conaway, Wes Cosper, Dominique Craft, Shauna Durant, Kaitlyn Kline, Christopher Loy, Erica Sapp, Amanda Sellers, Johnanna Simon, Taylor Still, Alexander Thoburn, Kara Wilcox, and Victoria Yurisko.
Tyler Consolidated High School: Hayley Acree, Austin Carpenter, Lynsey Casteel, Jaclyn Clark, William Dawson, William Eastham, Aaron Estep, Dirk Fletcher, Patrick Foley, Rheanna Foley, Ethan Garrison, Isaac Graham, Cullen Grover, Mallory Hammond, Mackenzie Haught, Travis Hoyes, Christy Jones, James Jones, Boone Kehrer, Brice Kehrer, Samantha Kemp, Lauren Kennedy, Spencer Kinnard, Garrett Kissner, Jared Lantz, Jacob Lash, Dorman Lemasters, Tyler Lemasters, Cory Lowe, Heather Lynch, Emily Moore, Montana Morris, Michael Northcraft, Rachael Patterson, Jonathan Perkey, Ashley Pfohl, Curtis Romine, Madeline Schlabowski, Kaitlyn Smith, Leeann Smith, Dustin Snider, Hannah Spencer, Heather Suter, Keri Suter, DavidWable, Nathan Weese, Tara Weese, Chelsea Wells, Emily Wells, Emily Wildman, and Nathaniel Zills.
All schools were asked to submit the names of any student/athletes who fit the following criteria: be in grades 9-12, earned a 3.8 or higher on a 4.0 scale for the 2008-2009 school year, participated in at least one varsity sport.
They did not have to letter, but participate for the season.
Certificates were presented to the athletic directors at their mandatory meeting on Wednesday, August 5, at WesBanco Arena by Ohio University Eastern Dean, Dr. Richard Greenlee, and athletic director E.J. Schodzinski.
Of the 46 OVAC schools, 40 took advantage of this opportunity. Schools not responding were: Conotton Valley, Frontier, Parkersburg South, Steubenville Catholic, Weirton Madonna, and Wellsville. This year, 1454 student/athletes received this certificate.
Ohio University Eastern sponsors this program, which is now in its seventh year. Students who choose to attend OUE receive a scholarship that pays 1/2 of their tuition. This is renewable for their sophomore year as long as their grades are maintained.
Students who choose to attend OUE receive a scholarship that pays one-half percent of their tuition. This is renewable for their sophomore year as long as their grades are maintained.