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Crusader Men Place Four on Academic All-League Squad
Steve Schubert has earned Academic All-League honors for the fifth time. (Tim Busch)
Steve Schubert has earned Academic All-League honors for the fifth time. (Tim Busch)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Valparaiso placed a league-best four student-athletes on the Horizon League Men’s Indoor Track and Field Academic All-League team, as announced by the league office.

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) earns his third career Academic All-League honor after being named the Most Outstanding Field Performer at the HL Indoor Championships.  Mickens, a three-time Male Field Athlete of the Week during the indoor season, won both the long jump and the triple jump at the league championship meet.  The senior set new school records in both events over the course of the season, winning the events a combined eight times in 13 competitions.  The HL Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month for January, Mickens holds a 3.623 cumulative GPA as a biology major.  He has been named to the HL Academic Honor Roll each semester eligible, and has been named to the Dean’s List and earned Presidential academic honors while at Valpo.

Junior Jordan Piaskowy (Crete, Ill./Illiana Christian) earns Academic All-League accolades for the indoor season for a second straight year and now has three total Academic All-League honors over his career.  Piaskowy ranked second on the team in the 5,000m run during the indoor season, running a top time of 15:53.41 in the event.  The junior set PRs during the indoor campaign in both the 3K and 5K as well.  Piaskowy, who holds a 3.775 cumulative GPA as a civil engineering major, has been named to the HL Academic Honor Roll each semester eligible and has been named to the Dean’s List and earned Presidential academic honors while at Valpo.

Sophomore Andrew Rixon (Deerfield, Ill./Deerfield) receives Academic All-League accolades for the first time in his career as a Crusader, in his first season eligible.  Rixon ranked second on the team in both the shot put and the weight throw during the indoor season, placing fifth at the HL Indoor Championships in the shot put and seventh in the weight throw.  The sophomore carries a 3.536 cumulative GPA as a civil engineering major and was named to the HL Academic Honor Roll for the fall 2010 semester, his first semester eligible.  Rixon has also been named to the Dean’s List and earned Presidential academic honors during his time at Valpo.

Senior Steve Schubert (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) garnered the fifth Academic All-League honor of his career after ranking among the Crusaders’ top jumpers during the 2011 indoor season.  Schubert was second on the team in the triple jump, ranking tenth in the league, and third in the long jump.  The senior leapt to an eighth-place finish at the HL Indoor Championships in the triple jump as well.  Schubert, who owns a 3.805 cumulative GPA as a civil engineering major, has been named to the HL Academic Honor Roll each semester eligible and has been named to the Dean’s List and earned Presidential academic honors while at Valpo.

The 17-member Horizon League Academic All-League team in men’s indoor track and field was voted upon by the league’s faculty athletics representatives and sports information directors.  To be eligible for Academic All-Horizon League consideration, student-athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher and competed at least one year at the member institution.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay