Olivet Tiger athletics year in review: 2017-2018

Successes of Olivet Tiger athletes continue to impress.

June 22, 2018 Uncategorized

14th National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Learfield Directors’ Cup

9th consecutive Chicagoland College Athletic Conference (CCAC) All-Sports Cup

11 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) post-season appearances

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15 NAIA national champions

Women’s outdoor track and field:
Kylie Davis (shot put)
Carlie Vannatta (hammer throw)

Men’s swimming and diving:
Iran Cavalcante-Almeida (200 butterfly, setting a new NAIA national record; 100 butterfly)
Daniil Kuzmin (400 individual medley)
Josh Bouma, Daniil Kuzmin, Charles Bennett, Iran Cavalcante-Almeida (800 freestyle relay)

Women’s swimming and diving:
Deirdre Gerke, Jordan Enders, Andrea Vega, Leanne Latocha (200 freestyle relay)
Amanda Moran (200 backstroke, 100 backstroke)
Andrea Vega (200 breaststroke, 100 breaststroke)
Amanda Moran, Andrea Vega, Leanne Latocha, Kara Delong (200 medley)
Karla Islas (400 individual medley)
Amanda Moran, Andrea Vega, Kara Delong, Deirdre Gerke (400 medley relay)
Andrea Vega, Karla Delong, Deirdre Gerke, Leanne Latocha (400 freestyle relay)

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63 NAIA All-America student-athletes

5 CCAC titles: women’s golf, women’s outdoor track and field, men’s indoor AND outdoor track and field, women’s soccer

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1 CCAC Player of the Year: Victoria Monakhova (women’s tennis)

138 CCAC All-Conference student-athletes

Combined performances (athletics and academics)

2017 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America® Men’s Soccer First Team College Division: Marcus Wollak (men’s soccer and first in the program’s history to earn first team designation)

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3.29 student-athlete GPA overall

19 NAIA scholar teams

76 NAIA scholar-athletes

166 CCAC All-Academic scholar-athletes

12 Midwest States Football Association (MSFA) All-Conference student-athletes

14 MSFA All-Academic scholar-athletes

Coaches of the Year

Mike McDowell: CCAC Coach of the Year for indoor AND outdoor women’s track and field 

Lauren Stamatis: lllinois Basketball Coaches Association NAIA Division II Coach of the Year

Additional honors

Wendy Reid named CCAC Sports Information Director of the Year for second consecutive year

To learn more about the Olivet Tiger athletics program, contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@olivet.edu or 800-648-1463.

Published: 6/22/2018


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