Prestigious OAC award for Russia grad


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Russia High School graduate Ashley Borchers received Ohio Northern University’s prestigious Clyde Lamb Award from the Ohio Athletic Conference at a reception recently.

The Clyde Lamb Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented annually to a male and a female from each of the OAC’s 10 schools.

Criteria for the award include at least two years participation in an OAC-sponsored sport, senior status, a minimum grade point average of 3.00 and sportsmanlike conduct in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete and his or her institution.

Borchers was named scond-team All-America by the American Volleyball Coaches Association as a setter this season, and is a 4-year letter-winner majoring in early childhood education.

She is a three-time All-OAC honoree, was the 2016 OAC Player of the Year and was named first-team All-Great Lakes Region twice.

She is also a three-time Academic All-Conference honoree.

On campus, Borchers is a seven-time member of the Dean’s List and earned Cum Laude Honors in seven semesters.

She is a member of the Collegiate Middle Level Association, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and Kappa Delta Pi Education Honorary.

Last fall in her final season with the Lady Polar Bears, Borchers finished with 1,032 assists along with 238 digs, 186 kills and 75 total blocks, including 17 solo. She ended her career with 3,317 assists.

Caitlyn Stoner, New Bremen — Stoner added to her list of honors this week at Urbana University when she was named to the Division 2 All-Atlantic Region second team. This comes on the heels of her being named All-Mountain East Conference in her final season with Urbana. In just three seasons, she established new UU softball career records in home runs (18) and walks (67). And she was second all-time in on-base percentage (.457), and tied for second all-time in highest career slugging percentate (.599).

In 45 games this past season, she hit .344 with team-highs in homers (10), RBIs, (38), walks (25) and runs scored (28).

Dalton Bollinger, Riverside — Bollinger had a solid week for the University of Toledo, highlighted by a 3-for-5 effort against Ohio State. He hit safely in four games for the Rockets this week, with a triple and two RBIs in a loss to Central Michigan, and a double and an RBI in the loss to Ohio State.

On the season, he is at .273 with team-highs in hits with 56, doubles with 17, total bases with 97 and slugging percentage at .473. He is tied for the team lead in homers with six and RBIs with 35.

Josh Nixon, Minster — Nixon pitched 12/3 innings in relief for the University of Dayton in a 4-1 loss to St. Joseph. He allowed just one hit and no runs, while walking one. On the season, the freshman has worked 262/3 innings and allowed 32 hits, 16 earned runs, has struck out 22 and walked nine. His earned run average stands at 5.40.

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