TIFFIN, Ohio—Senior two-time Ohio Athletic Conference player of the year Jackie Reinhart (New Riegel) was selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Great Lakes Region team and the Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District VII second team to lead a group of four Heidelberg University volleyball players who earned all-region or academic all-district honors.
Junior two-time All-OAC outside hitter Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway) joined Reinhart, who is making her second appearance on the all-region team, as an All-Great Lakes Region selection, while senior three-time All-OAC outside hitter Venessa Haase (Miamisburg) was named honorable mention.
Sophomore second-team All-OAC middle hitter Amber Welfle (Norwalk/St. Paul) also joined Reinhart on the Academic All-District VII second team.
Reinhart, a four-time All-OAC pick, played in all 39 matches and 123 sets and was among the top three on the team in kills (271), digs (501), blocks (53) and service aces (40). This season she notched her 1,000th career kill and 2,000th career dig to become one of three players in school history to reach the 1,000 kill-1,000 dig plateau. Reinhart carries a 3.71 grade-point-average in middle childhood education.
Bevington, who earned first-team All-OAC honors in 2011, played in all 39 matches and 120 sets, leading the team in kills (336), hitting percentage (.312) and blocks (126).
Haase, also a first-team All-OAC pick, played in all 39 matches and 119 sets, led the team in service aces (53), was second in kills (289) and third in digs (436).
Welfle played in all 39 matches and 120 sets, ranking second on the team in hitting percentage (.296) and blocks (88) and third in kills (271) and service aces (29). Welfle carries a 4.0 GPA in business administration.
In 2011, the quartet led the Berg to a No. 5 national ranking, a 20-match winning streak, its third consecutive OAC regular season title and its fifth straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament, where it posted a first-round victory over Geneva (Pa.) College.