Nine CWRU Athletes Named UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team

Nine CWRU Athletes Named UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team

Nine Case Western Reserve University student-athletes were named to the seventh-annual University Athletic Association Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced by the conference on Wednesday.

Case Western Reserve honorees included junior Asante Brown, sophomore Nico Ericksen-Deriso and senior Kristen Ruckstuhl of the track and field team, juniors Bryan Erb and Josh Rogers of the football team, junior CJ Krimbill of the men’s tennis team, senior Dane McLoughlin of the men’s basketball team, senior Abbey Smith of the women’s soccer team, and sophomore Annie Wennerberg of the softball team.

Two of the CWRU honorees – Krimbill and Wennerberg – earned UAA Most Valuable Player Awards for in their respective sports last year.

The 2014-15 Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team comprised 92 total athletes from all eight UAA member institutions across 12 men’s sports and 10 women’s sports.  To achieve the recognition, a student-athlete must earn first team All-Association honors and carry a 3.50 or greater cumulative grade point average during that playing season.

The UAA Presidents Council created the special recognition in 2009.  The original recommendation to establish the honor came from the UAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and was supported by the Athletic Administrators and Delegates Committees.