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Nine Crusaders Earn Academic All-League Recognition

Monday, April 22, 2013

Valparaiso placed nine student-athletes over six sports on the Horizon League's 2012-13 Winter Academic All-League Teams, as announced by the league office today.

Three men's indoor track and field athletes and a pair of women's indoor track and field athletes were honored with the academic honors, while one Crusader apiece from men's basketball, women's basketball, men's swimming and diving and women's swimming and diving rounded out Valpo's honorees.

Men's Basketball (1)
Ryan Broekhoff - Sr. - Repeated as a First Team All-Horizon League honoree while finishing second in the league in rebounding and fourth in scoring. Also repeated as a First Team All-District selection and was named to the Lou Henson mid-major All-America team. Owns a 3.451 cumulative GPA as a kinesiology major.

Women's Basketball (1)
Tabitha Gerardot - Jr. - A Second Team All-Horizon League selection. Finished seventh in the league in scoring and fourth in rebounding. A Three-Time Horizon League Player of the Week. Registered 11 double-doubles on the season. Owns a 3.907 cumulative GPA as a French and Spanish double major. Earned the athletic department's Finishing at the Top award.

Men's Swimming and Diving (1)
Fernando Aguilar - So. - Ranked third on the team in both the 200 (1:49.54) and 500 (5:02.88) freestyle events during the 2012-13 campaign. Also competed throughout the season in the 50 and 100 frees. Owns a 3.516 cumulative GPA as a mechanical engineering major.

Women's Swimming and Diving (1)
Andrea Bretl - Jr. - Swam the gamut of freestyle events for the Crusaders, ranking second on the team in the 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 1650 frees. Scored points for Valpo at the league championship meet in the 1000 and 1650 frees. Moved into Valpo's all-time top-10 in four different events, including second in the 1650 free (17:47.65). Owns a 3.907 cumulative GPA as a psychology major.

Men's Indoor Track and Field (3)
Wally Bradford - Sr. - Finished eighth at the league championship meet in the mile run. Led Valpo during indoor campaign in both the 3,000m and mile runs. Moved into third in Crusader history in the mile (4:14.90). Owns a 3.409 cumulative GPA as an elementary education major.
Jacob Frey - So. - Finished sixth at the league championship meet in the weight throw and eighth in the shot put. Led the Crusaders during the indoor season in the weight throw. Owns a 3.667 cumulative GPA as a civil engineering major.
Andrew Rixon - Sr. - Ranked among top-eight in the league during indoor campaign in both the shot put and the weight throw. Led the Crusaders in the shot put and ranked second on the team in the weight throw. Owns a 3.649 cumulative GPA as a civil engineering major.

Women's Indoor Track and Field (2)
Jessica Richardson - So. - Earned fifth-place finishes at the league championship meet in both the 3K and 5K. Posted third-fastest 5K (17:33.29) and fifth-fastest 3K (10:12.69) times in Valpo history during indoor season. Owns a 3.919 cumulative GPA as an economics major.
Kelli Wosick - So. - Finished 11th at the league championship meet in the 400m dash. Moved into third in Crusader history in the 400m with a top time of 59.59 seconds. Also ranked second on the team in the 200m dash. Owns a 3.936 cumulative GPA as an English and secondary education double major.

W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 6 4th/12 (311)
W Tennis Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 6 Milwaukee 7
Softball Detroit 0 VU Softball Field
Apr 6 Valpo 8
Baseball Wright State 4 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 6 Valpo 2
W Golf IPFW Spring Invitational Fort Wayne, Ind. (Chestnut Hills G.C.)
Apr 7 9th/12 (642)
Softball Northern Illinois 6 VU Softball Field
Apr 8 Valpo 8
Baseball Valpo 5 Evanston, Ill.
Apr 8 Northwestern 12
Softball Northern Illinois 3 8 inn.
Apr 8 Valpo 4
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
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
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
M Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 18, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
W Tennis Youngstown State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Valpo Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19, 1:00 p.m. Milwaukee
Softball Oakland VU Softball Field
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Cleveland State Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19, 2:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 5:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
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
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26 Horizon League Tournament
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