Mount Union Wins OAC Men's All-Sports Trophy; Patton and Schindel Honored as Top Student Athletes

Annie Patton, Dr. Scott Mason, professor of chemistry and Bill Schindel represented Mount Union at the annual OAC Awards Banquet
Annie Patton, Dr. Scott Mason, professor of chemistry and Bill Schindel represented Mount Union at the annual OAC Awards Banquet

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mount Union will be awarded a record 12th Ohio Athletic Conference Men's All-Sports Trophy and seniors Annie Patton (Darlington, Pa./Blackhawk) and Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban) will be honored with OAC Clyde Lamb Awards Monday night at the OAC's Awards Dinner in Columbus.

The Purple Raiders won five men's OAC championships during the 2010-11 year with title in football, men's cross country, wrestling, men's outdoor track and field and men's golf.

Mount Union totalled 80.5 points as each team's finish is given a point total and added together.  The 80.5 points was 1.0 point ahead of second place Ohio Northern while Baldwin-Wallace (60.5 pts.) was in third place.

It breaks Ohio Northern's five-year run of winning the award and is the first time Mount Union has won the award since the 2002-03 season. 

Baldwin-Wallace wins the women's all-sports trophy for a record 14th time with 77.5 points, Ohio Northern is in second with 75.25 points while the Raiders, who won titles in women's basketball and women's outdoor track and field is in third with 66.75 points.

Patton and Schindel are Mount Union's winners of the annual Clyde Lamb Awards given to the top female and male student athletes from each of the OAC's 10 institutions.

Patton is All-American, Academic All-American for the women's track and field team as she holds the OAC record in javelin and was the 2008 champion in the event.  Also she has been instramental in community service efforts in Mount Union and Alliance community such as Soles4Souls, Hugs for Haiti and March Makeover remodel of the Alliance Empowerment Center.

Schindel is a three-time OAC Champion, three-time All-American and an Academic All-OAC selection for the wrestling team.  His 83 wins are the sixth most in school history and his leadership as team captain during the adversity the Mount Union team endured was invaluable as the Raiders matched its best finish ever placing eighth in the nation at the NCAA Championships.

2010-11 OAC All-Sports Standings
1. Mount Union 80.5, 2. Ohio Northern 79.5, 3. Baldwin-Wallace 60.75, 4. John Carroll 59.75, 5. Heidelberg 57.75, 6. Otterbein 55.25, 7. Marietta 41.75, 8. Capital 36.75, 9. Muskingum 31.75, 10. Wimington 23.25

WOMEN: 1. Baldwin-Wallace 77.5, 2. Ohio Northern 75.25, 3. Mount Union 66.75, 4. Otterbein 64.75, 5. John Carroll 48.50, 6. Capital 42, 7. Wilmington 35.25, 8. Marietta 34.75, 9. Heidelberg 33.75, 10. Muskingum 20.50. 

OAC Men's All-Sports Champions

2010-11 Mount Union

2009-10 Ohio Northern

2008-09 Ohio Northern

2007-08 Ohio Northern

2006-07 Ohio Northern

2005-06 Ohio Northern

2004-05 Otterbein

2003-04 John Carroll

2002-03 Mount Union

2001-02 Otterbein

2000-01 Mount Union

1999-00 Ohio Northern

1998-99 Mount Union

1997-98 John Carroll

1996-97 Mount Union

1995-96 Mount Union

1994-95 Ohio Northern

1993-94 John Carroll

1992-93 Mount Union

1991-92 John Carroll

1990-91 Mount Union

1989-90 Baldwin-Wallace

1988-89 Wittenberg

1987-88 Mount Union

1986-87 Mount Union

1985-86 Wittenberg

1984-85 Wittenberg

1983-84 Denison

1982-83 Ohio Wesleyan

1981-82 Ohio Northern

1980-81 Wittenberg

1979-80 Ohio Wesleyan

1978-79 Wittenberg

1977-78 Wooster

1976-77 Ohio Wesleyan

1975-76 Wittenberg

1974-75 Mount Union

1973-74 Mount Union

1972-73 Baldwin-Wallace

1971-72 Baldwin-Wallace

1970-71 Wooster

1969-70 Wittenberg

1968-69 Baldwin-Wallace

1967-68 Denison

1966-67 Baldwin-Wallace

1965-66 Wittenberg

1964-65 Akron

1963-64 Akron

1962-63 Akron

1961-62 Ohio Wesleyan

1960-61 Ohio Wesleyan