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Five Men's Track and Field Athletes Earn HL Academic Honor
Steve Schubert earned Academic All-Horizon League honors for the sixth time. (Tim Busch)
Steve Schubert earned Academic All-Horizon League honors for the sixth time. (Tim Busch)

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Valparaiso men’s track and field squad tied for league-high honors by placing five athletes on the Horizon League Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Academic All-League Team.

Senior Chris Bednarczyk (Westfield, Ind./Westfield) earns the accolade after ranking fourth among the Crusader men in the 5K during the outdoor season, running a top time of 16:36.13.  Bednarczyk, now a three-time Academic All-League honoree, carried a 3.931 cumulative GPA as a meteorology major.  He has earned Valpo Presidential academic honors and been named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll each semester eligible.

Senior Joel Hartenberger (Albuquerque, N.M./Sandia) earns his first career Academic All-League honor after pacing the Crusaders during the outdoor campaign in the 10K, running a best time of 33:08.35.  The senior, who also ranked third on the team in both the 1,500m run and the 5K, placed 14th at the league’s outdoor championship meet in the 10K.  Hartenberger, who carried a 3.538 cumulative GPA as a mechanical engineering major, earned Valpo Presidential academic honors and was named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll each semester eligible.

Sophomore Joe Johnson (Darien, Ill./Downers Grove South) receives his first Academic All-League commendation after an outdoor season in which he ranked second among Valpo runners in the 5K, with a top time of 16:15.41, and fourth in the 1,500m run.  Johnson, who holds a 3.704 cumulative GPA as an accounting major, has earned Valpo Presidential academic honors and been named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll each semester eligible.

Senior Jarrett Mickens (Aurora, Ill./Waubonsie Valley) earns Academic All-League recognition for the fourth time after a stellar conclusion to his collegiate career.  Mickens was a two-time HL Male Field Athlete of the Week during the outdoor campaign, and earned podium finishes in both the long and triple jumps at the league’s outdoor championships.  He also set a school record of 24’6 ½” outdoors in the long jump, earning a spot at the NCAA East Preliminary Round, where he placed 27th.  Mickens, a member of the Capital One Academic All-District V Track and Field/Cross Country First Team, carried a 3.672 cumulative GPA as a biology major and was the league’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month in January 2011.

Senior Steve Schubert (Naperville, Ill./Benet Academy) received the league’s academic honor for the sixth time after ranking second among Crusader athletes in both the triple jump and the javelin throw during the outdoor season, moving into fourth on Valpo’s all-time chart in the former event with a leap of 45’9”.  The senior placed fifth at the league’s outdoor championship meet in the javelin throw and eighth in the triple jump.  Also a member of the Capital One Academic All-District V Track and Field/Cross Country First Team, Schubert carried a 3.807 cumulative GPA as a civil engineering major.

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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 Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
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
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M 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
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W 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
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 4
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Green Bay
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 4, 12:00 p.m. Valpo