Joe Deardorff of Independence recently was selected as a NCAA Division III Cross Country All-Academic award winner by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.
To qualify for the honor, a student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher and placed in the top 35 at the NCAA Division III Regional Championships.
Deardorff, a junior at Pacific University in Forest Grove and 2009 graduate of Central High School, earned second-team all-Northwest Conference honors after finishing 12th last fall at the league's cross country championships. He posted a personal-best time of 25 minutes, 58.78 seconds for 8,000 meters. He later earned NCAA Division III All-West Region honors after placing 30th at the West Region championships.
Deardorff currently is competing with the Pacific men's track and field team as a distance runner.
of Dallas has been contributing to the Western Oregon University softball team this spring. The sophomore right-handed pitcher has appeared in 11 games this season, posting a 2-4 record and holds a team-best 3.38 ERA to go along with 10 strikeouts. Brill is a 2010 graduate of Dallas High School.
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of Monmouth is on the roster of the women's track and field team at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande. MacCarthy, a 2009 graduate of Central High School, is a redshirt sophomore competing for the Mountaineers.
of Monmouth has returned for her sophomore season of eligibility with the Linfield College softball team in McMinnville. Brewer, a second baseman, had appeared in eight of the Wildcats' first 24 games. She is batting .600 and has a 1.000 fielding percentage.
of Dallas is part of the 2012 baseball team at Corban University in Salem. Thiessen is a right-handed pitcher for the Warriors. He has appeared in four games and has a 0-1 record and 1.80 ERA. Thiessen is a 2011 graduate of Santiam Christian High School in Adair Village.
of Monmouth is competing this spring for the Linfield College men's track and field team in McMinnville. Deptula is a returning letterwinner for the Wildcats, competing in sprints. He is a 2009 graduate of Central High School.
of Independence is having a solid freshman season with the George Fox University women's track and field team in Newberg. Mason has already posted Northwest Conference qualifying marks in the long jump (season-best 16 feet, 8.75 inches) and triple jump (season-best 34-8.50) this spring. She is a 2011 graduate of Central High School.
of Monmouth is a member of the men's track and field team at Corban University in Salem. The 2011 graduate of Central High is a sprinter for the Warriors.
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