WORTHINGTON, Ohio – On Monday, May 15, 2017 the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) recognized 20 student-athletes for their on- and off-field accomplishments at the annual Clyde A. Lamb Award banquet held at the Holiday Inn – Worthington. Seniors Alexis Juergensen (women's lacrosse) and Logan Bastin (baseball) represented Capital University as its honorees for the prestigious award.
The Clyde A. Lamb Award is one that honors 10 male and 10 female student-athletes that have participated at least two years in an OAC-sponsored sport, have senior status, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00, and exhibit sportsmanlike conduct in a manner that has brought credit to the student-athlete and his or her institution.
|Logan Bastin '17|
|Alexis Juergensen '17|
Logan Bastin (Lexington, Ohio/Lexington) is four-year letter winner who has left his mark in the Capital Baseball program. He is inside the Capital top 10 in the following categories: batting average (.415, 2016), doubles (12, 2016), home runs (7, 2016), total bases (84, 2016), RBIs (43, 2016), slugging percentage (.683, 2016), and assists (103, 2015). Bastin is a two-time All-OAC selection earning honorable mention status in 2015 and first team honors in 2016. Bastin was also chosen for all-region honors by D3Baseball.com and Rawlings/ABCA as a junior.
He finishes his career as a .331 hitter with 10 home runs, 110 runs batted in, 40 doubles, 73 runs scored, and 164 hits in his 135 games played.
Off the field, Bastin is a soon-to-be three-time Academic All-OAC pick and in 2016 was named CoSIDA Academic All-America. He is a part of two different honor societies (Chi Alpha Sigma, Tau Pi Phi), was a member of the Provost's List (2017), and was awarded The Slaughter Award – an honor given to a Capital varsity athlete with sophomore standing or higher with a GPA greater than 3.00. Bastin recently graduated with his bachelor's degree in business management and leadership, and obtained a minor in marketing.
Alexis Juergensen (Canton, Ohio/Jackson) became a four-time all-conference selection following a 2017 season in which she was granted second team laurels. She earned First Team All-OAC honors in each of her first three seasons as the team's top defensive player. Juergensen led a defense that allowed just 6.53 goals per game through 15 games. Eight times this year the Crusaders held their opponent to five or fewer goals. The team advanced to the OAC Tournament for the third time in four years behind an 11-4 overall record and 6-2 OAC mark.
Over her four-year career, Juergensen caused 64 turnovers and picked up 90 ground balls. As a freshman, she scored four goals and posted one assist, while adding 24 GBs and 20 caused turnovers. She scored one goal and one assist this season, in addition accumulating 20 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers.
Academically, Juergensen was at the top over her game as a member on the President's List for three semesters, the Dean's List for one semester, and served as a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma academic honor fraternity. She was also name to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll following the 2016 season and is a soon-to-be three-time Academic all-conference selection. Prior to being selected as Capital's female Clyde Lamb award winner, she was presented with the Bernlohr Award – an honor given to a senior student-athlete with a cumulative GPA greater than 3.00 that also demonstrates superior leadership, responsibility and religious principles.
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Juergensen was unable to attend the banquet to accept her honor due to a commitment to serve on a medial mission in Nicaragua. When she returns, she will begin doing medical research for Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
The Clyde Lamb award was founded in 1985 and honors the memory of a man that organized the department of health and physical education at Ohio Northern University in 1929. Lamb served as a coach, department chairman and athletics director at ONU from 1929-64. He continued to teach full-time until his death in 1969.
Lamb, who received his bachelor's degree from Coe College in 1923 and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1929, coached numerous sports at Ohio Northern during his tenure. In 1959, he was elected to the NAIA Helms Hall of Fame. He was honored as Ada's Distinguished Citizen in 1956 and was inducted into Ohio Northern's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1969.
Josh Spaw '16 (men's soccer) and Nina Napolitano '16 (women's basketball) served as Capital's representatives, last year.