FAIRBORN — Dan Shafer, a senior on the Wright State cross country team, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). This program recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. Shafer will now advance to the national ballot, which will be voted on in June.
Shafer, who finished with a 4.0 grade point average in pursuing a Master’s degree in accountancy, was a First Team All-Horizon League honoree this past season as he finished second at the league meet in Youngstown with an 8K time of 25:50, the best ever by a WSU male runner at the event. He also placed second at the Wilmington Fall Classic, ninth at the Queen City and Friendship Invitationals and 16th at the All-Ohio Championships.
Competing as an individual during the Horizon League Track Championships earlier this month in Youngstown, Shafer became the first WSU male runner to win an event as he won the 10,000 meter run with a time of 31:31.34.
Named to the cross country Horizon League All-Academic Team in 2011, 2012 and 2013, Shafer was the league’s Male Scholar-Athlete of the Month in both September and October of 2013. The 2012-13 recipient of WSU’s Dr. Carl Benner Male Scholar-Athlete Award for having the top grade point average in the department, Shafer also played a role in the men’s cross country team being named a 2013 All-Academic Team by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
Shafer is the third Wright State athlete to be selected Academic All-District this year, joining senior women’s soccer player Emilie Fillion and junior baseball player Michael Timm.
Wright State to hold various summer camps
FAIRBORN — The Wright State Raiders will be holding numerous camps this summer for multiple sports. The summer camps include the following:
Volleyball: Coach Susan Clements and assistant coach Kara Hellmann will host six camps in July at the WSU McLin Gym, including four residential and two for commuters. Specialized camps include an Elite Setter Camp (July 11-13), Libero Camp (July 12-13), Hitter Camp (July 12-13) and a High Potential Camp (July 13-15). An All Skills Camp and Little Raider Camp will be held July 16-18. For more information, call Kara Hellman at 775-3665.
Men’s Basketball: Coach Billy Donlon will host camps June 16-19 and June 23-26 for ages seven to high school seniors. The camp will concentrate on fundamentals in order to build a strong foundation from which to grow. For more information, call DJ Wyrick at 775-2370.
Baseball: The Wright State baseball coaches will hold camps throughout the summer with Youth Day Camps scheduled for June 23-26 and July 7-10. Campers will learn the fundamentals of the game and how to play the “Raider Way.” For more information, call Justin Parker at 775-4188.
Women’s Soccer: The Wright State Girls’ Soccer Academy will be back this summer with an overnight camp (June 25-27) and two youth camps (July 7-10, July 14-17) held during the morning hours. Additionally, there will be three one-day camps (June 2, July 28 and August 1). Emphasis will be placed on the technical aspects of the game such as dribbling, passing, receiving, striking a ball, finishing and more. For more information, call 775-2771.
Men’s Soccer: The Wright State Boys Soccer Academy will host an overnight camp (June 12-14) as well as youth camps (July 7-10, July 14-17). Also, one-day youth camps will be available July 2, July 28 and August 1. In addition to the fundamentals, players will be placed in game situations that require decision making and a competitive spirit. For more information, call Jake Slemker at 775-2801.