Five Kenyon athletes earn Verizon academic awards

Kenyon student-athletes Neala Kendall, Joshua White, Vince Evener, Lloyd Baron, and Erica Carroll were recently named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-District IV Team. Kendall, White, and Evener were First Team selections, while Baron and Carroll were named to the Second Team.

The honorees were chosen based on athletic and academic credentials. Members voted to the First Team qualified for the national Academic All-American ballot.

Kenyon's three First Team All-District IV selections did move on, winning membership on the prestigious Academic All-American Team. Both Kendall and White were again honored with First Team spots; Evener picked up a Second Team spot. Kenyon's student-athletes were three of just forty-five men and forty-five women selected for the national award.

Kendall, a graduating senior swimmer, held a 3.86 grade-point average (gpa) as a biology major. A member of three national championship swim teams , she holds nine All-American awards. At the 2001 NCAA Championships, she took third place in the 1,650 freestyle and sixth place in the 500 freestyle.

White, a graduating senior swimmer, is a physics major with a 3.96 gpa. A national qualifier for the past three seasons, he racked up six All-American awards during that time. He owns two NCAA national titles as part of the 1999 and 2000 championship 800 freestyle relay team.

Evener, a graduating senior history major with a 3.95 gpa, won this year's North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) cross-country championship and won recognition as the NCAC Runner of the Year. He also took first place at the All-Ohio Championship and the title of Ohio Cross-Country Coaches Association Runner of the Year. Evener went on to place tenth at the NCAA Great Lakes regional and forty-second at the NCAA Championships.

Baron, a graduating senior swimmer, is an economics major with a 3.68 gpa. Following a standout performance at this year's conference championships, he was named NCAC Swimmer of the Year. At the nationals in March, he claimed five relay titles and one individual title, in the 50-yard freestyle.

Carroll, a graduating senior and captain of the women's swim team, held a 3.44 gpa as an economics major. This year, she won three conference titles and two national titles. She wrapped up her career with fifteen NCAA championship titles and twenty-seven All-American awards (see the article above).