Micah Swartz Named OCCAC Scholar Athlete of the Year
July 9, 2019 – – Lorain County Community College men’s cross country runner, Micah Swartz (Lakewood), has been named the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Year for the second straight year for his outstanding achievements in the classroom and on the course.
Swartz earned NJCAA Division III All-American status after a ninth place finish at Nationals. He also earned NJCAA All-Region 12 Honors after a second place finish. His individual title at the 2018 Bruce Bridgeman Invitational helped the team lock down the championship at that meet.
The ultimate student-athlete, Swartz is also a two-time recipient of the LCCC Jack Zagrans Award, which is awarded to the top male-athlete for sportsmanship, athletic ability and academic success. During his time at LCCC, Swartz has volunteered as a math tutor 20-25 hours per month, volunteered at the LCCC Running Camp, and works in outreach programs through his church.
Swartz will take his 3.92 GPA and head to the University of Toledo next year to continue his education and running career, where he plans to major in applied mathematics.
“Micah is a great example of what LCCC athletics is all about,” according to LCCC Head Coach, Jim Powers. “We try to offer student athletes a positive experience and prepare them for the next phase of their journey. Micah took full advantage of that opportunity, becoming an All-American on the course and an Academic All-American in the classroom. Now on to the next adventure as a DI student athlete at Toledo. He will be missed greatly.”