BEREA, Ohio – For the third time in her career, Baldwin Wallace University senior four-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC forward Rachel Bender (Massillon/Jackson) has been selected to the Google Cloud Academic All-District 7 Team.
Bender and the rest of the first-team Academic All-District nominees now advance to the Google Cloud Academic All-America Team ballot, which will be announced in December. She was named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American in 2017.
A communications sciences and disorders major, Bender carries a 3.94 grade point average and is a two-time Academic All-OAC selection, a Dean's List student, a Jacket Scholar and a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society.
In her senior season, Bender led the Yellow Jackets and the OAC in most offensive categories. Her team-high 143 shots, 16 assists and 44 points topped the conference standings and her team-leading 14 goals tied for third in the OAC.
Bender capped off her four-year career with 60 goals, 37 assists, 157 points and 18 game-winning goals. She will graduate with the school's single-season and career assist records and finish second all-time in career goals and career points scored.
BW finished the 2018 campaign with an 11-7-1 record and a 5-4 mark in the conference, advancing to the OAC Tournament for the sixth consecutive season.