Four Oklahoma Baptist University track athletes have been named Capital One Academic All-District 7 and are now eligible for Academic All-America honors.
Nathan Ellis, a senior from Sapulpa, carried a 3.54 grade point average in biology. He finished 11th in the marathon.
Neal Ellis, a junior from Midlothian, Texas, has a 3.93 GPA in applied communications. He competed at nationals in the 3000 meter steeplechase.
Baker, a junior from Sapulpa, has a 3.89 GPA in biology and competed in the 10,000 meters and qualified in the marathon at the NAIA meet.
Shimanek, a junior from Hennessey, has a 3.96 GPA in pre-allied health. She placed second in the NAIA in the pole vault for OBU's national championship team.
District 7 includes schools from Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. The award is based on both academic excellence and athletic performance.