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17 Yellow Jackets named to Spring All-HCAC Academic List

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its Academic All-Conference Honorees list today for the spring semester and Defiance College was well represented with 17 student-athletes making the list, third most in the conference.  [Academic All-HCAC Teams]

The Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC award is given to those student-athletes in the HCAC with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.5 and participate in varsity athletics.  The student-athletes are also full time students and have completed a full academic year.  The award is named after Tom Bohlsen who was the first commissioner of the HCAC from 1998 to 2008.

DC was able to place 17 students on the Academic All-HCAC list. Women's Track and Field led the way with seven selections. Women's Lacrosse finished with three selections in its inaugural season. Softball, Men's Tennis, and Men's Track and Field each had two selections, while Men's Golf rounded out the list with one selection.

The representatives for Defiance College are as follows: 

Women's Track and Field:

Jessie Bell, So.
Kim Bingley, Sr.
Kelsey Bowling, Jr.
Marissa Bussard, Jr.
Mollee Galloway, Sr.
Kali George, Sr.
Waverly Weaks, So.

Women's Lacrosse:

Erica King, Sr.
Galysa Ratterman, Jr.
Haley Walchle, So.


Katie Haydett, So.
Brittany Shough, Jr.

Men's Tennis:

Ryan Nelson, Jr.
Cord Speelman, Sr.

Men's Track and Field:

Anthony Nolfi, Sr.
George Roth, So.

Men's Golf:

Ryan Edelbrock, Jr.