College news: Crawford grads on Ashland University sports teams

MARIETTA — Connor McCreary of Bucyrus, has completed his junior season on Marietta College’s men’s basketball team.

The 5-foot-10 McCreary, a graduate of Colonel Crawford High School, averaged 1.3 points and 0.1 rebounds after playing in 16 games during the 2016-17 season. The Pioneers finished first in the Ohio Athletic Conference regular season and won the OAC Tournament Championship.

The Pioneers finished 26-5 and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Colonel Crawford graduate on AU and field team

ASHLAND — Clayton Jury of Crestline is a member of the 2016-2017 Ashland University Track & Field team. The Eagles, who entered as No. 1-ranked men and No. 15-ranked women, took 19 individuals to NCAA indoor nationals.

Jury is majoring in supply chain management. He is the son of Shawn and Erica Jury of Crestline. Jury is a 2013 graduate of Colonel Crawford High School. Jury, a junior, throws for the Eagles.

The men’s track and field team finished as runner-up in the NCAA Division II National Championship, finishing second as a team in indoor nationals. There were 12 first-team All-American honors for the Eagles from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), which is a D-II-high. The track and field teams started their 2017 outdoor season at the Raleigh Relays and the Weems Baskin Invitational.

Area students members of AU Student Veterans of America

ASHLAND — The following students are members of Ashland University’s Student Veterans of America Chapter.

Sadie Stoots of Mansfield is majoring in nursing. She is a 2004 graduate of Northmor High School.

Amanda Dicus of Galion is majoring in nursing. She is the daughter of Amie Dicus of Galion and a 2014 graduate of Galion High School.

Brandon Rhodes of Lexington is majoring in nursing. He is a 2006 graduate of Crestline High School.

The Ashland University Chapter of Student Veterans of America was organized in 2012 and gained full charter status in 2013. A Veteran Resource Guide has been published, Veterans Day Ceremonies have been conducted on campus, and AU has been recognized nationally as a Military Friendly School. AU has been a Yellow Ribbon Program participating institution since 2011. Student veterans of AU have access to personal and professional counseling, academic advising, career services, financial aid, disability services, withdrawals due to deployments, Yellow Ribbon funds, and recognition events. The local chapter is associated with the national organization located in Washington, D. C.