Baldwin Wallace University Senior Jon Shoffstall Named to Academic All-District IV
First-Team; Qualifies for National Ballot
BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin Wallace University senior standout track and field student-athlete Jon Shoffstall (Lakeview/ Indian Lake) has been selected as a first-team ESPN THE MAGAZINE first-team Academic All-District IV selection by the College Sports Information Director's of American. Shoffstall now qualifies for the national ESPN THE MAGAZINE Academic All-America ballot.
Shoffstall, a recent graduate with a degree in health and physical education and who intends to teach HPE and coach football and track, had a better than 3.8 grade point average.
Athletically, Shoffstall was a two-time Ohio Athletic Conference individual champion who qualified for this spring's NCAA Division III National Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet in both the discus and hammer events. He finished 13th in the discus with a throww of 165-feet and two inches and 14th in the hammer with a throw of 168' 0". In addition this spring, Shoffstall won the OAC title in the discus, was second in hammer and fourth in shot put. He also was the OAC 35-pound weight throw champion in 2004. Last spring, Shoffstall also was an NCAA Division III national qualifier outdoors in the hammer and discus and owns BW school records in the 35-pound weight throw (53' 11.25"), hammer (181' 8") and discus (170' 6"). This spring, Shoffstall was a team captain and BW's Most Valuable Thrower and the Paul "Sparky" Adams Most Valuable Male Athlete Award.
Academically, Shoffstall was a Deanís List student and member of the Alpha Lambda Academic Honor Society. He was a three-time Academic All-OAC performer, including a unanimous pick in both 2004 and 2005 as well as a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District IV first-team choice.
The 2005 ESPN THE MAGAZINE College Division Track & Field Academic All-America team will be announced on June 21, 2005.
FOR MORE Baldwin Wallace University Sports Information, please contact Sports Information Director Kevin Ruple by telephone at (440) 826-2327, by FAX machine at (440) 826-2329 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.