2011-12 Athletic Honors
The Yellow Jackets have started picking up awards and recognition for the 2011-2012 athletic year. DC has placed 61 student-athletes on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Preseason Athletes-to-Watch List. Defiance have had one student-athlete honored as an NCAA All-American and two tabbed as Preseason All-Americans. Additionally, Defiance has earned 44 All-HCAC honors, three All-OAC honors, eight HCAC champions, two HCAC Athlete-of-the-Year award, two HCAC Freshman-of-the-Year awards, 23 HCAC Player-of-the-Week awards, two OAC Swimmer-of-the-Week awards, three national player-of-the-week honors, two All-American honors, one all-region award, nine All-Ohio performers, eight all-tournament selections, four NFCA All-Academic Scholars, 52 HCAC All-Academic selections, 17 HCAC All-Sportsmanship awards, three new HCAC Indoor Track and Field Championships records, one new HCAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships record, 27 new school records, three NCAA Track and Field Nationals competitor, one USTFCCCA All-Academic selection and one USTFCCCA Great Lakes Region Field Athlete of the Year. DC has also seen the women's track and field team honored with All-Academic status by the USTFCCCA, with the softball squad being named as a NFCA All-Academic Team.
Defiance has also seen 13 teams get a taste of postsesason play, as women's golf recorded its best finish at the HCAC Championships and was joined by men's cross country, women's cross country, volleyball, men's indoor track and field, women's indoor track and field, men's basketball, women's basketball, men's outdoor track and field, women's outdoor track and field and men's golf in competing at an HCAC Championship event. The DC men's and women's swimming teams also competed at the OAC Championships.
Fans will be able to keep track of all the individual honors awarded to Yellow Jacket student-athletes throughout the year by checking out this page. Fans can also read the press release associated with the award, or check out the player's bio page by clicking on the link of the player's name or the award.