Mount Union Sweeps OAC Men's and Women's All-Sports Trophy; Mahoney and Driskill Honored as Top Student Athletes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mount Union was awarded both Ohio Athletic Conference Men's and Women's All-Sports Trophies while Mary Mahoney (Ashtabula/St. John-St. Paul) and Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) will be honored with the OAC Clyde Lamb Awards Monday night at the OAC's Awards Dinner.
It is the second time in school history that Mount Union has claimed both all-sports awards in the same season. The Purple Raiders were the first school in conference history to pull of the sweep during the 1990-91 year.
It is the third-straight and record 14th overall Men's All-Sports Trophy as the Purple Raiders won OAC titles in football, cross country, wrestling, indoor and outdoor track and field along with the conference tournament title in baseball.
Mount Union wins the Women's All-Sports Trophy for the third time since the conference started awarding the trophy in 1985.
The Raiders won conference titles in volleyball, indoor and outdoor track and field along with the conference tournament title in softball.
Mahoney and Driskill 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.
Mahoney is a 14-time conference champion in track and field who is also an eight-time All-American that has won two national titles -- the 2012 outdoor 200 meters and 2013 indoor 400 meters. She is a four-time OAC Sprinter of the Year and twice has been named the Great Lakes Region Sprint Athlete of the Year by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Off the track, she has just graduated with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science major with a 3.97 grade point average and has been a two-time Academic All-American.
Driskill was a two-time All-American safety for the football team. This past season, the OAC's Lee Tressel Defensive Back of the Year, led the nation's No. 1 ranked defense with 101 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles with two interceptions and two blocked kicks as the Raiders won their record 11th national championship. Off the field, he earned a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science with a 3.78 grade point average, who was a two-time Academic All-American, the Academic All-American of the Year for NCAA Division III football and recpient of the National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award. He is currently a member of NFL's Indianapolis Colts.
2012 -13 OAC All-Sports Standings
MEN: 1. Mount Union 76.25, 2. John Carroll 66.25, 3. Ohio Northern 64.0, 4. Otterbein 48.5, 5. Heidelberg 41.75, 6. Marietta 40.75, 7. Wilmington 38.25, 8. Capital 36.75, 9. Baldwin Wallace 34.25, 10. Muskingum 23.25
WOMEN: 1. Mount Union 74.25, 2. Ohio Northern 70.25, 3. Otterbein 64.5, 4. Capital 48.75, 5. John Carroll 47.25, 6. Marietta 34.25, 7. Heidelberg 33.75, 8. Baldwin Wallace 28.5, 9. Wilmington 26.25, 10. Muskingum 20.25