ADA — Although their 2020 seasons were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, six Ohio Northern University student athletes have been named All-America by the national governing organizations in their respective sports.
ONU senior Maggie Krause and sophomores Andrew Buderer and Nate Dean have been named All-America in indoor track and field for 2020 by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
Krause is a two-time NCAA All-American in the pole vault and was about to make her fourth NCAA Championships appearance. She won the 2019 and 2020 Ohio Athletic Conference titles and ends her career as a five-time All-Region and All-Conference honoree.
Buderer was set to make his first NCAA Championships appearance in the pole vault after winning the OAC indoor crown in February.
Dean, ONU’s career record holder in the 200-meter dash (22.09) and a two-time NCAA Championships qualifier, was entered to compete in the NCAA Championships 200. Last season, he was 17th in the 400-meter dash at the championships, and is a three-time All-OAC honoree.
Normally, the top eight finishers in each event earn All-America honors by the NCAA. Because this year’s NCAA III Indoor Track & Field Championships were canceled because of the pandemic, the USTFCCCA is giving its own All-America honors to all athletes that had initially qualified for the championships as announced by the NCAA on March 8.
Also, ONU senior Seth Transue, junior Cash Thompson and freshman Chase Sumner, an Ada High School graduate, have been named All-America in Wrestling for 2020 by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Transue was a first-team honoree, while Thompson and Sumner received third-team honors.
Normally, the top eight finishers in each event earn All-America honors by the NCAA.
As this year’s NCAA III Wrestling Championships were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, the NWCA is giving its own All-America honors to all athletes that qualified for the championships in March. The top eight seeds in each of the ten weight classes were given first-team honors, wrestlers who received votes in the seeding process were honored as second-team selections and the remaining wrestlers were accorded third-team.
Transue won the 133-pound weight class at the NCAA III Central Regional Wrestling Championships this winter and was seeded seventh at the NCAA III Championships. He was named the Central Regional Championships Most Valuable Wrestler and was a first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference honoree.
Transue was also named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. He was 43-2 on the season and ended his career tied for 16th all-time in ONU history with a 96-41 career record.
Thompson was 29-7 on the season at 197 pounds and qualified for the NCAA Championships with a second place finish at the Central Regional Championships. He was named second-team All-OAC and will enter his senior season with an 84-38 career record.
Sumner was a late addition to the NCAA Championships after finishing fourth at the 149-pound weight class at the Central Regional Championships. He received a bid just a few days prior to the championships after a Central Regional qualifier from his 149-pound weight class became injured and could not compete.
Sumner ended his rookie campaign with a 37-6 record. His 37 wins are the second-most by a freshman in ONU history.
He was also named a Scholar All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.
Volleyball coach opening
RAWSON — Cory-Rawson High School is looking for interested candidates for the extracurricular positions of seventh-grade and eighth-grade volleyball coaches for the 2020-2021 fall sports season.
Persons interested in applying for either position should contact Athletic Director Caleb Scott by emailing email@example.com.