EMU Men - Eight Eagles Earn Academic All-MAC Bids

EMU Men - Eight Eagles Earn Academic All-MAC Bids

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The Eastern Michigan University men's track and field team had eight members of its squad earn an Academic All-MAC award, while six student-athletes earned honorable mention honors. Max Babits, Cody Chabola, Harry Dixon, Terefe Ejigu, Joshua George, Grzegorz Kalinowski, Daryl Smith and Joe Tesner each were named to the Academic All-MAC team.


Babits, a mechanical engineering technology major boasting a 3.23 grade point average, took first in a pair of events this season, including at the Toledo Collegiate Challenge and at the Hillsdale “Gina” Relays when he leapt 16-feet and 6.75-inches, a season-best. The sophomore took third at the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships.


Chabola, who holds a 3.91 GPA as an exercise scienece major, had three top-five finishes in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, including a season-best of 9:41.95, which earned him second place honors at the 2012 Jesse Owens Classic. He placed ninth in the steeplechase at the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships.


Dixon holds a 4.00 grade point as a biology major. He had a pair of second-place finishes this season, including his 31:14.24 finish in the 10,000-meter run at the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships, to earn him an All-MAC second team nod.


Ejigu has a 3.50 GPA as an international studies major. He was was named the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships' Most Valuable Performer after winning both the 5,000-meter run and 10,000-meter run, also earning him first team All-MAC accolades. The Wellington, New Zealand native also won the 800-meter run at the 2012 Spartan Invitational held by Michigan State University. He finished in the top-five in all but one race this season.


Geroge is a biology major boasting a 3.53 GPA. He took the crown in the 800-meter run at the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships by completing the distance in 1:51.68, earning first team All-MAC honors. He placed in the top-five of seven different races this outdoor season while winning two.


Kalinowski, a marketing major with a 3.70 grade point average, placed second at the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships in the 1,500-meter run with a 3:50.26, to put him on the All-MAC second team. He finished in the top-10 in all but one race this season, including a fourth place finish at the Jesse Owens Relays in the 800-meter run with a 1:51.92 finish.


Smith is a biology major holding a 3.62 grade point average. He placed second in the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 9:15.87 at the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships, earning him second team All-MAC honors. The redshirt-freshman also won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Jesse Owens Invitational with a season-best 9:07.37.


Tesner is a technology studies major with a 3.80 GPA who finished in the top-five of each competition he took part in during the outdoor campaign, including three second place finishes. His best leap came when he took second at the 2012 Len Paddock Invitational with a 16-feet and 7.50-inches jump. He took fourth at the 2012 Outdoor MAC Championships.


Ian Hancke, Austin Hendrix, Andrew Meyer, David Papenhagen and Nick Petro were each Academic All-MAC honorable mention selections.


2012 Men's Track and Field Academic All-MAC


Max Babits, Eastern Michigan


Cody Chabola, Eastern Michigan


Harry Dixon, Eastern Michigan


Terefe Ejigu, Eastern Michigan


Joshua George, Eastern Michigan


Grzegorz Kalinowski, Eastern Michigan


Daryl Smith, Eastern Michigan


Joe Tesner, Eastern Michigan


Eric Hubbard, Akron


Brian Archie, Buffalo


Andre Britton, Buffalo


Dylan Conway, Buffalo


John Inzina, Buffalo


David Ashcraft, Central Michigan


Josh Kettlewell, Central Michigan


Ethan Lievense, Central Michigan


Cory Noeker, Central Michigan


Kyle Smith, Central Michigan


Aaron Crabtree, Kent State


Brian Florek, Kent State


Destin Heasley, Kent State


Andrew Linebarger, Kent State


Brian Gallagher, Miami


Jordan Goffena, Miami


Matt Marol, Miami


Rob Stein, Miami


Honorable Mention


Ian Hancke, Eastern Michigan


Austin Hendrix, Eastern Michigan


Andrew Meyer, Eastern Michigan


David Papenhagen, Eastern Michigan


Nick Petro, Eastern Michigan


Zach Ahart, Buffalo


Doug Hannon, Buffalo


Jacob Sunday, Buffalo


Greg Knaus, Central Michigan


Matt Lutzke, Central Michigan


Ross Parsons, Central Michigan


Brandon Piligian, Central Michigan


Tim Reynolds, Central Michigan


Bo Crabtree, Kent State


Andrew Goodwin, Kent State


Ryan Thomas, Kent State


Marcus Vicars, Kent State


Robert Balzano, Miami


Wade Coffin, Miami


Daniel Garleb, Miami


Jack Spilman, Miami


Sam Wildeman, Miami

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