University of Akron women
Brittany Cheese, senior, Hilliard: MAC Indoor pentathlon champion; one of three UA women to surpass 20 feet in long jump.
Alexis Cooks, sophomore, Colorado Springs, Colo.: 2012 MAC discus champ.
Brittany Funk, junior, Jeromesville: Defending MAC Outdoor hammer throw champion ranks seventh in nation.
University of Akron men
Alex McCune, sophomore, Pittsburgh: MAC Indoor heptathlon champ ranked first in league.
Gabriel Genovesi, junior, Mequon, Wis.: Member of Zips’ 2010 national champion soccer team is four-time MAC 800-meter champ.
Kyle Cochrun, sophomore, Cuyahoga Falls: Ranked first in league in 5,000 meter; set UA indoor mark in 2012, 2013.
Kent State women
Dior Delophont, freshman, Nancy, France: Ranked 10th nationally in high jump, first in MAC in high, triple jump.
Roseanne Erickson, sophomore, Alexandra, Minn.: 28th nationally, first in league in long jump.
Shanequa Williams, junior, Kenmore: 200-, 400-meter entrant; MAC Indoor’s outstanding female track performer in 2012, 2013
Kent State men
Matthias Tayala, sophomore, McDonald (Ohio): Ranked first in MAC and nationally in discus (34th), hammer throw (eighth).
Brandon Bailey, senior, Pittsburgh: Indoor all-MAC first team; ranked first in the MAC in the 400.
Michael Heller, senior, Stow: Owns second-fastest time in school history in 5,000 meter outdoor.
— Marla Ridenour