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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 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 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