Cross Country

 

Four BW Cross Country/Track Student Athletes Named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference

Men's Academic All-OAC Teams | Women's Academic All-OAC Teams


Kenny Janosko

Zach Szablewski

Judy Patterson

Lauren Nanni

BEREA, OHIO -- Four members of the Baldwin Wallace University cross country and track and field teams, including two men and two women, have been selected to the 2011-12 Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference team.

Two Yellow Jacket men are junior 2011 OAC Co-Cross Country Runner of the Year Kenny Janosko (Mentor) and senior All-OAC distance specialist Zach Szablewski (Tiffin/ Calvert). The women are junior All-OAC sprinter Lauren Nanni (Parma/ Padua Fransiscan) and senior distance runner Judy Patterson (Aliquippa, Pa./ Monaca Center). This was Patterson’s second Academic All-OAC selection and the first for the other three.


Janosko, who carries a 3.74 grade point average in BW’s 3:2 Master of Accounting Program, is one of the best distance runners in the OAC and Great Lakes Region of Division III. In addition to being the OAC’s Co-Cross Country Runner of the Year, he was a two-time OAC Cross Country Runner of the Week, placed 66th of 279 runners at the NCAA Division III National Championship Meet, sixth of 253 runners at the Great Lakes Regional, second at the OAC Championships and fourth at the All-Ohio Meet. This winter, Janosko placed second in the 5,000-meter run and third in the 3,000 meters at the 2012 OAC Indoor Championship Meet. Due to an injury, he did not participate outdoors this spring.  In the classroom, Janosko is a Dean’s List student, a Jacket Scholar, a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta, Kappa Mu Epsilon and Chi Alpha Sigma honor societies and is involved in the BW Accounting Association.


Szablewski carried a 3.78 grade average and graduated this spring Cum Laude with a degree in pre-physical therapy and exercise science. In cross country, the four-year letterman earned All-OAC honors as a junior with a seventh place finish at the OAC Championship Meet and All-Ohio honors with a 13th-place showing. Despite being injured most of this fall, Szablewski placed 77th at the OAC Meet and 84th at the All-Ohio Meet. In track, he twice placed fourth in the 10,000-meter run at the OAC Championships. In the classroom, he was a Dean’s List student, a Jacket Scholar and a member of the Dayton C. Miller, Alpha Lambda and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies. Szablewski received an Academic Excellence Award at the 2012 Student-Athlete Award Ceremony for carrying the “Highest Grade Point Average” on the cross country team and track team in 2011 and 2012.


Patterson graduated this spring Cum Laude with a 3.94 grade average and with a degree in marketing and public relations. In cross country, the three-year letterwinner had a career-best finish of 52nd of 135 runners at the OAC Championships and 124th of 269 runners at the All-Ohio Meet. This season, she placed 88th of 157 runners at the OAC Meet and 146th of 317 runners at the All-Ohio Meet. Patterson had her best season of track this year. At the 2012 OAC Indoor Championship Meet, she placed a career-best 11th in the 5,000-meter run and 20th in the 3,000 meters. At the 2012 OAC Outdoor Championships, she placed a career-best ninth in the 10,000 meters and 13th in the 5,000 meters. Patterson is a Dean’s List student, a Jacket Scholar and a member of the Dayton C. Miller, Alpha Lambda, Lambda Pi Eta and Chi Alpha Sigma honor societies. She also received the Academic Excellence Award for having the “Highest Grade Point Average” for the cross country and track teams in 2011 and 2012.  


Nanni carries a 3.7 grade point average in BW’s Business Honors Program. She is a Dean’s List student, a Jacket Scholar, and a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society. She had her best season as a collegian this spring. At the 2012 OAC Indoor Championship Meet, Nanni placed 12th in the 60-meter dash and ran on the fourth place 4 x 200-meter relay team.  At the 2012 OAC Outdoor Championship Meet, she placed 16th in the 200-meter dash and 19th in the 100 meters and ran on the fourth place 4 x 100-meter relay team.  In the classroom, she is a Dean’s List student and a Jacket Scholar.

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