Men's and women's Yeoathletes of the year
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Men's and women's Yeoathletes of the year

by Jeff Glickman

Yeoman of the Year

In Cross Country, runner Junior Harsha Thirumurthy placed third at the NCAC championship and 24th at the Great Lakes Regional Meet. Thirumurthy race to second in the 1500-meter indoor track championship to earn second team all-NCAC recognition.

In track, he was named the Most Outstanding Middle Distance Runner with victories in the 5000 and 10,000-meter runs.


Junior Sam Krasnow, Second Team, men's soccer, led the team with five goals. Co-Captain of soccer for the second year and Lacrosse co-captain. Earned second team all-NCAC in both sports. He also kicked for the Football team for a portion of the fall season.

Yeowoman of the Year

On a lacrosse team that dominated the league, junior Katherine Roberts dominated the field. Tied for the league-lead in assists with 27 with teammate senior Kate Williams, she added 24 regular season goals to finish seventh in goals scored, she earned her second consecutive first-team All-NCAC honors.

Roberts also contributed 3 goals and 3 assists to an up and coming women's soccer team to earn first-team all-NCAC honors for the second time.


Senior Shannon Fox improved on her performance of last year, when she was the Yeowomen Athlete of the Year. She was simply awesome.

She went to Nationals in cross country for the third year in a row, where she finished 41st and 2nd out of Ohio colleges. She was named the NCAC's runner of the Year. Finished 41st at the national cross country meet in Rock Island, Ill. She earned first-team all-region honors by finishing fourth at the Great Lakes Regional cross country meet.

She won the 5000-meter and finished third in the 3000-meter at the conference indoor track championship.

Senior Bethany Pribila helped lead the women's tennis team to their second place finish. She was first team in both singles and doubles, with a singles record of 15-6, 6-1 in conference and pairing with senior Erika Bradford to earn a doubles record of 11-5.

Seniors Katherine Williams and Bepi Barry also had amazing seasons. Barry led the attack in the conference scoring 65 goals and 204 goals in her carrer as well as breaking the Oberlin record for most goals in a season and a career. Williams scored 43 goals. She added 121 draw controls this year, and 238 for her career.


Copyright © 1997, The Oberlin Review.
Volume 125, Number 25, May 23, 1997

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