Hocking Archery Caps the Season with Honors from
USA Archery and United States Collegiate Archery
Hocking College ended the competition year with two All-Americans, two Academic All-Americans and four 'Best New Shooter" honors from USA Archery (USA) and United States Collegiate Archery (USCA).
Hocking College's All-Americans from USCA were Caitlin Hartman in Basic Bow and Hunter Saylors in Compound Bow.
Hocking's two Academic All-Americans were Justin Hecker (USCA) and Rebekah Matthews (USA). Justin finished the year with a 3.44 GPA and Rebekah Matthews finished the year with a 3.45 GPA. Both student-athletes are enrolled in the school of Natural Resources. Justin is studying NR Law and Rebekah is studying Farrier Science.
The four 'Best New Shooter' awards from the USCA went to Margie Burkhammer, Caitlin Hartman, Justin Hecker, and Rebekah Matthews. To qualify for this award each shooter must have never competed in an organized archery program prior to this academic year.
Hocking College Archery Coach, Steve Dietz, had these comments about the great honor it has been working with this fantastic team this year.
"This season has been a great experience for the shooters of Hocking College. They worked hard all year and these accomplishments clearly show that. The team won two National Championships (Caitlin Hartman- USCA Outdoor Basic Bow, Rebekah Matthews and Hunter Saylors- USCA Indoor Mixed Compound Team). We had two All-Americans in Caitlin Hartman and Hunter Saylors. Two Academic All-Americans in Rebekah Matthews (USA) and Justin Hecker (USCA). These are some great honors and I am very proud of this very young team. With everyone coming back next year things are looking bright for Hocking College Archery."
Hocking College will return to action next Fall in 3-D competition as they look to build upon the success from the 2016-2017 year.