Case Western Reserve University Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education Amy Backus announced the promotion of Doug Milliken to the Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Development. Milliken will continue to serve as the Head Swimming & Diving Coach, in addition to his new role within the department.
The 22nd-ranked Case Western Reserve University football team was picked to finish third in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in a poll of the league’s coaches and sports information directors, and local media, conducted at the PAC Media Day on Wednesday afternoon at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
Thirteen Case Western Reserve University student-athletes were named to the ninth-annual University Athletic Association Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon.
The Case Western Reserve University football team finished the 2016 season with a 9-1 record, winning a share of the University Athletic Association title with a 2-1 conference ledger, and finishing second in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference with a 7-1 mark. Now, with 60 players slated to return from last year’s team, including 21 starters and a large senior class, the Spartans are primed for another strong season in 2017.
Case Western Reserve University Head Football Coach Greg Debeljak has announced his coaching staff for the upcoming 2017 season, which will consist of six returning coaches and four newcomers to the staff.
The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s track and field teams were recognized as All-Academic Teams by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), while seven members of the team – seniors Nathaniel Wahner, Galen Caldwell and Temi Omilabu, juniors Sam Merriman and Cassandra Laios, and freshmen Jonathan Haling and Brian Holden - each claimed individual All-Academic honors.
The Spartan Club, in coordination with the Case Western Reserve University Department of Athletics, has announced its 2017 Hall of Fame Class – Aaron Johnston-Peck (Cross Country/ Track & Field, CWRU ’07), David Kallevig (Football, CWRU ’05), Carson Oren (Men’s Basketball, CWRU ’06), Meredith Stakem (Swimming & Diving, CWRU ’03), Ed Trebets (Football & Baseball, CWRU ’93), heritage selection Jack Larimer (Track & Field, WRU ’63) and special category inductee Si Ostrach.
The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s tennis teams each received the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team award, while 12 members of men’s team were recognized as ITA Scholar-Athletes and five members of the women’s squad were named ITA Scholar-Athletes.
Obinna Nwanna was so focused on academics when he chose to attend Case Western Reserve University that he did not even reach out to then track and field head coach Steve Rubin until his third week on campus.
The 2016 Case Western Reserve University volleyball team was selected as a recipient of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award, based on the squad’s outstanding grade point average during the 2016-17 academic year.
By virtue of having one of the top-25 grade point averages among NCAA Division III women’s basketball teams during the 2016-17 season, the Case Western Reserve University Spartans were named to the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Top-25 Team Honor Roll.
After receiving more votes than any of the other semifinalists in the contest, Case Western Reserve University junior Sam Merriman advanced to the final round of the NCAA Elite 90 Fan Favorite Contest. Finals voting will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 19th, and continue through 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20th.
Three members of the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team – juniors T.J. Duckett, Jake Lavis and Colin Zucker – were named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team was announced as a recipient of the National Association of Baseball Coaches (NABC) Fifth-Annual Team Academic Excellence Award, based on their acheivements in the classroom during the 2016-17 season.
Case Western Reserve University junior Sam Merriman (Middlesex, Vt. / U-32) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Division III Track & Field/ Cross Country First Team, based on his athletic and academic achievements.
The Case Western Reserve University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams were each designated as Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) for their academic performance during the 2017 Spring semester, while three members of the CWRU men’s swimming and diving team were recognized as Scholar All-Americans or honorable mentions by the CSCAA, based on their athletic and academic performances during the 2016-17 campaign.
Case Western Reserve University swimmer and recent graduate Andrew Henning (Ann Arbor, Mich. / Huron) was chosen as a recipient of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship based on his athletic and academic achievements, along with his work in the community and demonstrated leadership. One of 58 winter sport athletes selected for the scholarship from across all three NCAA divisions, Henning will receive a one-time, nonrenewable grant of $7,500 to be used for graduate study.