CLEVELAND — Senior Cloe Pace (Naperville, Ill.) of the Ohio swimming and diving team and redshirt senior Julian Ross (Kansas City, Mo.) of the Ohio football team were named as Mid-American Conference Medal of Excellence Award winners for the 2021-22 academic year, the league announced Wednesday morning.
Both student-athletes will be presented with the Medal of Excellence Award during next week’s Honors Dinner Ceremony at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel as part of the MAC Spring Meetings.
The Medal of Excellence is an award presented annually to one male and one female student-athlete from the graduating class of each of the 12 Conference member institutions.
“The individuals selected for the Medal of Excellence have distinguished themselves academically, athletically, and through demonstrated service and leadership,” said MAC Commissioner, Dr. Jon A. Steinbrecher. “These men and women have earned this award through dedication, perseverance and hard work. I congratulate those selected and thank them for their contributions to their institution and the Conference.”
To be honored with the Medal of Excellence Award, student-athletes had to participate on the varsity level in a conference sponsored sport and shown evidence of academic success with a minimum 3.50 accumulative grade-point average, exhibited athletics excellence, leadership and service. Selection of the recipients was made by each MAC institution.
2022 Medal of Excellence Award Winners
Tate Wargo, Baseball, Sports Management, 3.6 GPA
Ivana Shah, Golf, Biomedical Engineering, 3.9 GPA
Nathan Snyder, Football, Business Administration, 3.6 GPA
Karlie Zumbro, Track & Field, Exercise Science, 3.8 GPA
Jensen Lukackso, Soccer, Finance & Supply Chain Management, 3.9 GPA
Daisy Platts, Swimming & Diving, Exercise Science, 3.8 GPA
Caleb Nickens, Track & Field, Civil Engineering, 3.5 GPA
Pia Schwarz, Tennis, Biological Sciences, 3.8 GPA
Andrew Marten, Wrestling, Master of Science – Biochemistry Cell & Molecular Biology, 3.7 GPA
Hannah Potter, Lacrosse, Master of Science – Administration / Leadership, 4.0 GPA
Mark “Taige” Bryant II, Track & Field, Master of Science – Health Administration, 3.7 GPA
Lexi Seifert, Cross Country, Biology, 3.9 GPA
Colin McCracken, Wrestling, Masters of Engineering Technology, 3.8 GPA
Cameron Shendenhelm, Soccer, Masters of Business Administration, 3.7 GPA
Charlie Harders, Track & Field, Computer Science and Computer Engineering, 3.7 GPA
Lexie Nugent, Field Hockey, Marketing, 4.0 GPA
Enrique Banuelos, Soccer, Business Administration, 3.9 GPA
Katelyn Keller, Softball, Biological Sciences, 4.0 GPA
Julian Ross, Football, Masters in Sport Administration, 4.0 GPA
Cloe Pace, Swimming & Diving, Sociology/Criminology, 3.6 GPA
Kyle Jones, Baseball, Mechanical Engineering, 3.7 GPA
Bri Robeson, Softball, Health Care Administration, 4.0 GPA
Mike Caliendo, Football, Biomedical Sciences, 3.9 GPA
Bailey Korhorn, Soccer, Accountancy, 3.8 GPA