TIFFIN, Ohio—Heidelberg University senior outside hitters Jackie Reinhart (New Riegel) and Venessa Haase (Miamisburg), junior right side hitter Jacki Street (Grafton/Midview) and sophomore middle hitter Amber Welfle (Norwalk/St. Paul) were selected to the Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference Volleyball team, announced today by the league office. Reinhart, Haase and Street earned first-team honors, while Welfle picked up honorable mention accolades.
The announcement comes a day after Reinhart was named American Volleyball Coaches Association Honorable Mention All-America.
Reinhart, a two-time OAC player of the year and four-time All-OAC selection, carries a 3.71 grade-point-average in middle childhood education. In 2011, she 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, Reinhart 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.
Haase, a three-time All-OAC pick and two-time first-team honoree, carries a 3.51 GPA in sports management. This season, Haase 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). Like Reinhart, she recorded her 1,000th career kill and is a member of the school’s 1,000-1,000 club.
Street, who was selected All-OAC honorable mention for the second straight season, carries a 3.72 GPA in biology. Street finished the campaign with 238 kills and a .264 hitting percentage and was fourth on the squad in blocks (49).
Welfle, who garnered second-team All-OAC accolades in 2011, holds a 3.88 GPA in business administration. She 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).
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.
The ‘Berg tied for the OAC lead with Otterbein University for the most first-team selections with three and was second with four total selections.