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September 27, 2020

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ONU volleyball team recognized with academic award

The Ohio Northern volleyball team received the U.S. Marine Corps Academic Team Award from the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the 2019-20 season.

A total of 1,313 teams received the award, initiated in the 1992-93 academic year, which honors volleyball teams that maintain a year-long grade-point average of 3.30 on a 4.0 scale or 4.10 on a 5.0 scale.

Ohio Northern has now won the award 12 consecutive years and 18 years overall.

Another ONU all-academic athlete, and same for ONU women's track team

Senior Maggie Krause (Chagrin Falls/Kenston) was named an All-Academic Athlete and the Ohio Northern women's track and field team was named an All-Academic Team in 2020 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

Krause is a two-time NCAA All-American in the pole vault and was about to make her fourth NCAA Championships appearance in 2020. She was also named an Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America earlier this year.

She won the 2019 and 2020 Ohio Athletic Conference titles and ends her career as a five-time All-Region and All-Conference honoree.

ONU men's track team fast and smart

The Ohio Northern men's track and field team was named an All-Academic Team in 2020 by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

The Polar Bears posted a 3.20 team GPA to earn the award.

To qualify for the honor, a team must have a cumulative GPA of all student-athletes who used a season of eligibility of at least a 3.1 on a 4.0 scale through the most recent semester/quarter.

Overall, there were 150 different programs honored for their academic excellence.

The Polar Bears posted a 54-11 record and finished fourth at the Ohio Athletic Conference championships during the 2020 indoor season under 11-year head coach Jason Maus.

Ada Youth Football registration underway

Two programs: • K-2 flag football • 3rd-6th grade football

Ada Youth Football K-6 registration is now online, according to Adam West.

"To help make the registration process easier we have decided to move the registration process online instead of our traditional in person registration process," he said.

To register visit the team's new website by clicking here.

 "Registering early will help us determine how many coaches and volunteers we will need this season," he said.

Number 7 on the field

Number 1 in our hearts - Alex Sweigart memorial ball game

Photos and story by Cort Reynolds
Ada head baseball coach Jason Campbell and head softball coach Rebecca Dicke organized a special memorial game for recently deceased 2020 Bulldog senior pitcher Alex Sweigart at the park Sunday afternoon.

A good crowd turned out on a sunny, warm day for the contest between the Ada high school baseball and softball squads. 

Sweigart gamely battled back from back surgery that caused him to miss his junior season, and was ready to resume pitching this spring before the season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Alex Sweigart Memorial game Sunday at noon

This note from OhioAlerts – The Alex Sweigart Memorial baseball game has been rescheduled for Sunday,  July 12, at noon on the baseball field at the back of the park.