OC runners Kaelin, Zuercher receive NCCAA Scholar-Athlete honors

OC's Tim Zuercher (above) and Brennym Kaelin have been named as NCCAA Scholar-Athletes.
OC's Tim Zuercher (above) and Brennym Kaelin have been named as NCCAA Scholar-Athletes.

CEDARVILLE, Ohio (Nov. 17, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian runners Brennym Kaelin and Timothy Zuercher have been named as National Christian College Athletic Association Scholar-Athletes for men’s cross country.

Zuercher, Kaelin and other NCCAA Scholar-Athletes were honored Saturday after the completion of the NCCAA Championship race at Cedarville University.

To qualify for the award, a runner must be at least a junior academically and have a grade-point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale.

Kaelin, a junior from Houston, carries a 3.73 GPA in electrical engineering. Zuercher, a sophomore from Sao Paulo, Brazil, who is a junior academically, has a 3.67 GPA in computer science.

The duo helped the Eagles to a fourth-place national team finish.

OC has had at least one NAIA or NCCAA Scholar-Athlete in men’s cross country every year since 2001, a streak that’s now reached 13 years.

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