Baseball/Softball Academic All-American, ME Hire, & AMCC Faculty Athletics Award (June 2018)

Two Tau Bates were recently selected for the 2018 CoSIDA Division III Academic All-America® Baseball & Softball teams, respectively.

Caleb R. ThomasOH I 2019, a mechanical engineering junior at Ohio Northern University and second team All-American; he is a first baseman on the baseball team. Thomas was 2017 Academic All-OAC, named 2018 First Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference, and led the team in RBIs and tied for second on the team with four home runs.

Katherine E. ShadeMA B 2018, a senior in electrical engineering & computer science at MIT and first team All-American; she is an outfielder on the softball team. Shade is a 3-time NFCA Scholar-Athlete, 3-time NEWMAC All-Conference honoree, and has accepted a full-time position with Facebook as a rotational product manager. The MIT softball team finished the season ranked 7th in the country.


Nick Hein, WY A 2017, has been hired by Huffman Engineering, Inc., a leader in control systems integration in their Colorado office. According to the press release, he will join the engineering team to support the development and execution of turnkey automation projects for manufacturing and utility customers.

Hein is a 2017 graduate from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. He previously worked at Gilbane Federal: fuels division, has passed the FE exam, and holds his EIT certification.


The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) recently announced the 18 All-Academic Team student-athletes. From that group, two were selected as the recipients of the 2018 AMCC Faculty Athletics Representative Award. Jordan Oberlander, PA M 2018, is one of the recipients. She is a recent graduate from Penn State Behrend with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Oberlander was a forward on the women’s soccer team. Her accolades include AMCC and ECAC Player of the Year, a United Soccer scholar all-American, and CoSIDA academic all-American.


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