• Tue. Dec 5th, 2023

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Pace, Ross Honored by MAC with Medal of Excellence Award Recognition

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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


Ball State:

Nathan Snyder, Football, Business Administration, 3.6 GPA

Karlie Zumbro, Track & Field, Exercise Science, 3.8 GPA


Bowling Green: 

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

Central Michigan:

Andrew Marten, Wrestling, Master of  Science – Biochemistry Cell & Molecular Biology, 3.7 GPA 

Hannah Potter, Lacrosse, Master of Science – Administration / Leadership, 4.0 GPA

Eastern Michigan:

Mark “Taige” Bryant II, Track & Field, Master of Science – Health Administration, 3.7 GPA

Lexi Seifert, Cross Country, Biology, 3.9 GPA

Kent State: 

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

Northern Illinois: 

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

Western Michigan:

Mike Caliendo, Football, Biomedical Sciences, 3.9 GPA

Bailey Korhorn, Soccer, Accountancy, 3.8 GPA


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