Maryville, Colorado School of Mines headline Division II All-Academic team; Four NCAA Champions Highlight Individual Honors

Manheim, Pennsylvania — It was a banner year for Division II wrestling programs as the National Wrestling Coaches Association released its annual All-Academic team and individual standings for the 2017-18 season.

With more than 300 individuals and 51 teams represented, it was the largest collective group of Division II athletes and teams ever named to the team.

“What we’ve seen across all levels of wrestling is the importance of the student part of the term student-athlete,” NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer said. “Coaches around the country understand the importance to the health of our sport isn’t just putting out good wrestlers and winning championships, but providing an environment where we foster growth in the classroom and in turn, develop the next generation of teachers and coaches to continue that mindset.”

Colorado School of Mines led the honorees with 16 All-Academic selections, while Maryville was a close second with 15 honorees, followed by 13 Upper Iowa Peacocks and 12 apiece from the University of Indianapolis, Nebraska-Kearney and St. Cloud State. Team-wise, Maryville came out as the top individual team with an average GPA of 3.4532, edging Colorado School of Mines, which was second with an average of 3.4384.

Four NCAA Champions and a total of 36 All-Americans at the NCAA Division II Championships earned individual honors.  The four NCAA Champions included Bret Romanzak of Ashland, Noel Torres of Newman, Cody Law of Pitt-Johnstown, and Josh Walker of Upper Iowa.

In order for a student-athlete to be nominated to the Division II All-Academic Team, he must have a minimum 3.2 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, with that benchmark at 3.0 for those who qualified for the 2018 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. The athlete must also be in at least a second full year at his school, and have competed in a minimum of six dates of competition.

“Each college and university brings a special set of academic challenges to our educational system,” said Moyer. “What we’ve seen from our annual All-Academic teams is that among student-athletes, wrestlers are excelling in the classroom, and that’s not only great for their respective schools, but it’s also great for our respective sport as we continue to add new program after new program and emphasize the quality of student-athlete these schools can bring to their campuses,” said Moyer.

Twelve student-athletes on the All-Academic listing earned a 4.0 GPA, including three student-athletes each from Central Missouri and New Mexico Highlands. Coker, Lindenwood, Maryville, Nebraska-Kearney, West Liberty and the Indianapolis each also had a student-athlete post a 4.0 GPA.

Five student-athletes earned All-Academic honors for the fourth time in their career: Aero Amo (Augustana), Nick Crume (Indianapolis), Hunter Haralson (Lindenwood), Travis Holt (St. Cloud State), and Damon Sims (Pitt.-Johnstown).

Top 20 All-Academic Teams

RankInstitutionTeam GPA
1Maryville3.4532
2Colorado School of Mines3.4384
3Limestone College3.3422
4University of Indianapolis3.2921
5Coker College3.2855
6Belmont Abbey3.2342
7Findlay3.1817
8Lindenwood3.1531
9Minnesota State-Mankato3.1469
10East Stroudsburg3.1332
11Newman3.1254
12LIU Post3.1191
13Northern State3.1034
14Western State Colorado3.0976
15Drury3.0918
16Mary3.0828
17California Baptist3.0776
18Central Missouri3.0766
19Mercyhurst3.0651
20Colorado Mesa3.0644


NWCA Division II All-Academic Individuals

NameSchoolYrWgtMajor
Morell, DanAshlandJr125Sport Management
Vidika, SebastianAshlandSr125Philosophy
Fenner, JerryAshlandJr133Sport Management
Wilcox, JustinAshlandFr133Integrated Social Studies
Diven, JohnAshlandRSr149MBA
Hall, GarrettAshlandSo157Business management
Romanzak, BretAshlandJr165Finance
Price, ChristianAshlandSo174Accounting
Murphy, JordanAshlandSr184MBA
Ramirez, OscarAugustana (S.D.)Sr149Spanish
Neises, BaileyAugustana (S.D.)So157Exercise Science
Bye, ReganAugustana (S.D.)So165Elementary Education
Kelvington, BenAugustana (S.D.)RFr165Biochemistry
Amo, AeroAugustana (S.D.)Sr184Nursing
Bishop, DanielAugustana (S.D.)Fr184Biology
Fletcher, ConnorBellarmineFr157History and Environmental Studies
Hanson, ClaytonBellarmineFr157Psychology
Sams, AndrewBellarmineFr165Secondary Education: Math
McCorckle, JoshBellarmineFr285Music and Political Science
Sheridan, DanielBellarmineJr285Actuarial Science and Economics
Spano, ChristopherBellarmineFrExercise Science
Payne, JustinBelmont AbbeyFr125Undeclared
Gregor, TroyBelmont AbbeyJr141Business Management
Glunt, JakeBelmont AbbeySr174Business Management
Glunt, LukeBelmont AbbeyJr184Biology
Girard, BrianBelmont AbbeyJr197Biology
Kistler, NolanCalifornia BaptistSr174Criminal Justice
Strang, GarrettCalifornia BaptistSo197Civil Engineering
Schridde, ZacharyCentral MissouriSr141BS Engineering Technology
Brunnert, MartinCentral MissouriSo174BS Construction Management
Person, AllanCentral MissouriSr174BS Engineering Technology
Best, BradenCentral MissouriRSo184BS Biology
Hampton, DominiqueCentral MissouriSo197BS Digital Media Production
Morris, RyanCentral MissouriFr285BS Criminal Justice
Karst, ChanceChadron StateRFr133Rangeland Management
Miller, JoshuaChadron StateJr141Rangeland Management
Thumm, BrockChadron StateJr141Education
Haskell, CalebChadron StateFr149Education
Navarro, ChrisCokerFr125Biology (Pre-Medical)
Crabtree, DrewCokerFr133Elementary Education
Kieta,MatthewCokerSo149Biology (Pre-Medical)
Maund, IanCokerFr174Undeclared
Garlow, JordonCokerSr184Business Administration (Sport Management)
Peguero, LuisCokerSr197Business Administration (Management)
Parland, RobertCokerGr285College Athletic Administration
Wilson, JeremyCokerSo285Biology (Pre-Medical)
Lewis, ChanningColorado MesaSr125Landman/energy management
McDaniel, MichaelColorado MesaJr133Sport Management
Farina, MarcColorado MesaSo141Landman/Energy Management
VanHoose, DanielColorado MesaFr141Pre-mechanical engineering
Buhr, JasonColorado MesaJr165Exercise Science
Negus, DonnieColorado MesaSo174Health and Fitness Promotion
Nicoletti, BrunoColorado MesaSr174Finance
Mooring, HunterColorado MesaFr197Pre-nursing
Gracia, ZacharyColorado School of MinesSr125Electrical Engineering
Stogdill, JakeColorado School of MinesFr125Civil Engineering
Woods, JakeColorado School of MinesSo133Civil Engineering
Erickson, LukasColorado School of MinesJr141Mechanical Engineering
Carpenter, RyanColorado School of MinesRJr149Mechanical Engineering
Ottum, NoahColorado School of MinesFr149Engineering Physics
Damenti, JonathonColorado School of MinesFr157Undecided
Ruby, EthanColorado School of MinesSr157Electrical Engineering
Hinkle, AndrewColorado School of MinesFr174Electrical Engineering
Shelton, TrentonColorado School of MinesFr174Petroleum Engineering
Saunders, BrandonColorado School of MinesJr184Mechanical Engineering
Ventura, ConnorColorado School of MinesFr184Electrical Engineering
Saunders, BrandonColorado School of MinesJr197Mechanical Engineering
Spallino, AnthonyColorado School of MinesSo197Mechanical Engineering
Feldman, JacobColorado School of MinesRJr285Engineering Physics
Hunt, WestonColorado School of MinesFr285Civil Engineering
Seaton, JosiahColorado State-PuebloJr125Accounting
Fantin, KyleColorado State-PuebloGr157EXHPR (Recreation)
Otis, SethDruryFr141Undecided
Stahlman, BenDrurySo157Organizational and Leadership Communication
Taylor, GrantDrurySo165Architecture
Brune, JacobDruryFr174Marketing
Clines, TrentonDruryRFr174Finance/Accounting
Oss, JohnDrurySr184Management
Curnutt, CodyDruryFr285Biochemistry
Melton, BenDruryJr285Secondary Education
Cohen, BlakeEast StroudsburgRJr149Health & Physical Education
Silva, ChristianEast StroudsburgSr157Exercise Science
Makagon, DanielEast StroudsburgSo197Exercise Science
Stewart, MichaelFindlaySr133Strength & Conditioning
Turner, AlonzoFindlaySr165Business Management
Vandermeer, NathanFindlaySo174Undeclared
Metz, BradleyFindlaySr184Biology
Beck, GeraldFindlaySr285Physical Therapy
Lytle, MimmoFindlaySr285Health & Physical Education
Cole, ConradFort Hays StateJr125Finance
Carney, Dy’JuanFort Hays StateSr133Math
Ball, BrandonFort Hays StateJr141Technology Studies
Lewis, BrodyFort Hays StateFr157Agriculture
Robinson, MicquilleFort Hays StateSr184Technology Studies
Dean, RakimFort Hays StateSr197Health and Human Performance
Hertel, AustinGannonFr133Biology
Ciotti, CarmineGannonSo141Finance
Messai,FarisGannonSo149Accounting
Ciotti, GiovanniGannonJr157Accounting
Day, ConnorGannonFr157Pre med
Felkins, BrandonGannonFr157Criminal justice
Sample,JaredGannonSr165Sport and ex science
Crawford, LouisGannonSr174Criminal justice
Smith, DJIndianapolisRJr125Health & Physical Education
Hurst, DillonIndianapolisSo133Exercise Science
Crume, NickIndianapolisSr141Sport Management
McKinney, MattIndianapolisSo141Finance
Smiley, EvanIndianapolisJr141Political Science
Lange, HeathIndianapolisJr157Finance
Vaughn, TonyIndianapolisSo157Nursing
Robbins, AustinIndianapolisRSo165Biology Pre-Med
Waters, JDIndianapolisJr165Exercise Science
Kriech, LukeIndianapolisSr174Actuarial Science
Conner, BrodyIndianapolisSo184Business Mgmt & Administration
Wagner, BrianIndianapolisJr197Exercise Science
Killian, BryceKingSr141Business
Seay, ElijahKingSo197Mathematics
Glogouski, BlakeLake ErieSo125Sport Management & Sport Studies
Glogouski, ForrestLake ErieSr125Business Administration
O’Hearon, SeanLake ErieFr141Marketing & Entrepreneurship
Siemaz, JohnLake ErieFr149Criminal Justice
Corbett, MajidLimestoneSo125Sport Management
Rose, MatthewLimestoneSo141Business
DiCarlo, DevinLimestoneFr149Business
Leitten, NicholasLimestoneSr149Business
Reggler, RaekwonLimestoneJr174Psychology
Sandlin, JimmyLimestoneSr174Professional Biology
Wilson, DaquonLimestoneSr174Social Work
Grizzle, ParkerLimestoneSo184Strength and Conditioning
Rudy, MatthewLimestoneJr197Strength and Conditioning
Bland, DanielLimestoneSo285Sport Management
Haralson, HunterLindenwoodRSr133Exercise Science
Heil, DerekLindenwoodJr141Biological Sciences
Trepanier, NathanielLindenwoodFr149Biological Sciences
Bogar, TimothyLindenwoodSo157Accounting
Stofer, AustinLindenwoodFr165Business Administration
Kristin, PatrickLindenwoodJr184Criminal Justice & Public Health
Borgmeyer, JacobLindenwoodSr285Elementary Education
Conetta, NicholasLIU PostFr125Health Education & Physical Education
Sparacio, AnthonyLIU PostSo133Criminal Justice
Calderone, JosephLIU PostSr141Physical Education
Espineira, DanielLIU PostFr149Business Administration
Nichols, RyanLIU PostFr157Undecided
Arkow, DanLIU PostJr174Health Sciences
Malico, MarkLIU PostFr184Accountancy
McClure, DanielLIU PostSo184Criminal Justice
Humann, NateMarySr125Elementary Education
Barnhardt, TateMaryJr133Biology
Huff, NoahMaryJr141Athletic Training
Leatherman, ChrisMarySo157Business Administration
Jaime, GerardoMaryFr197Sport and Leisure Management
Kreith, TylerMaryvilleFr125Finance
Singh, JaretMaryvilleSr125business administration
Jokerst, TaylorMaryvilleFr133biochemistry
Waggoner, AlexMaryvilleSo133Exercise Science
Roak, WillMaryvilleSo141education
Krischke, JamesMaryvilleSr149business administration
Peters, MikeMaryvilleFr149exercise science
Swaney, DerrickMaryvilleSr157Business/ finance
McGhee, NickMaryvilleSo165biomedical sciences
Anderson, JohnMaryvilleRFr174Exercise Science
Harrington, TylerMaryvilleRSo174education
Vasilev, MladenMaryvilleSo174cyber security
Kelly, BailyMaryvilleFr184education
Radik, LoganMaryvilleFr285undeclared
Sherertz, EthanMaryvilleJr285education
Povlick, MarcusMckendreeSo125BS–Math
Braunagel, JarridMckendreeSo141BA–Math/Finance and Actuary
Kemper, IsaiahMckendreeJr149BS Exercise Science and Sports Performance
Strope, RyanMckendree157Masters in Business Administration
Foster, NickMckendreeSo174BA–Math
Bartos, EricMercyhurstFr125Finance Accounting
Burke, AidanMercyhurstFr133Biology
Grass, LoganMercyhurstSo149Biology
Watkins, OwenMercyhurstFr157Early Childhood and Special Education
Breeden, ZacharyMercyhurstSo174Bio-Chemistry
Konyk, NickMercyhurstSo174Biology
Phipps, WesMercyhurstSr197Criminal Justice Administration
Robb, JacobMercyhurstFr285Biology
Constantine, KevinMillersvilleFr141Chemistry
Worley, KeeganMillersvilleSr141English Education
Decker, SethMillersvilleSr157Technology and Engineering Ed
Heng, AnthonyMinnesota State-MankatoFr141Mechanical Engineering
Rathman, KyleMinnesota State-MankatoFr141Interdisciplinary Studies
Herman, DylanMinnesota State-MankatoSr157Management
Kinney, EtienneMinnesota State-MankatoFr157Psychology
Elwood, SethMinnesota State-MankatoJr165Psychology
Johnston, ZachMinnesota State-MankatoSo165Management
Abernathy, CoreyMinnesota State-MankatoSr184Psychology; Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Zimmer, ChrisMinnesota State-MankatoSr285Mechanical Engineering
Berry, ZachMinot StateSo157Biology
Osterman, ParkerMinot StateSo174Athletic Training
Berry, KeeganMinot StateSo184Geology
Dean, James RaderNebraska-KearneySo133Sports Management
Bizzle, JeffNebraska-KearneyJr141Exercise Science
Killingsworth, JonathanNebraska-KearneyRFr141Business Administration
Harrington, SethNebraska-KearneySr157Recrecation Park Tourism Mgmt.
Hernandez, DakotaNebraska-KearneySo157Psychology
Johnson, WalkerNebraska-KearneySo157Physics
Malcom, MattNebraska-KearneyFr157Deciding
Stodden, ZachNebraska-KearneyRJr174Elementary Education K-6
Deaton, IsaccNebraska-KearneyJr184Construction Management
Bila, ChaceNebraska-KearneySr197Exercise Science
Searle, LoganNebraska-KearneySo197Chemistry 7-12
Radik, BradyNebraska-KearneyJr285Exercise Science
Gaylor, JackNew Mexico HighlandsGr125Human Performance & Sport
Garcia, IsaacNew Mexico HighlandsFr133Pre-Proffesional Health
Logan, John PineNew Mexico HighlandsJr141Business Administration, Marketing
Michel, AllenNew Mexico HighlandsSo165Political Science, Law
Yara, KennethNew Mexico HighlandsJr174Pre-Professional Health
Betchloff, JonathanNew Mexico HighlandsGr184Human Performance of Sport, Sports Administration
Neal, AustinNewberryFr125Biology
Crocker, AustinNewberryJr184Criminology
Eremita, VincentNewmanFr133Nursing
Mies, TylerNewmanSr157Healthcare Science
Torres, NoelNewmanSr184MBA
Stoneberger, JacobNewmanSo197Biology
Balavage, ThorNewmanSo285Nursing
Castellanos, CortezNorthern StateFr125Human Performance and Fitness
Holtan, BillyNorthern StateSo149Biology
Perryman, BlakeNorthern StateSr165Human Performance and Fitness
Lura, RileyNorthern StateSo184Business
Horn, JusticeNorthern StateSo285Business
McClay, IvanNotre DameSr125Social Studies
Bavery, DavidNotre DameSr133Sports Mgmt.
Walker, DrewNotre DameSr141Sports Management
Silva, FernandoNotre DameSo157Education
Dailey, AnthonyNotre DameSr165Education
Vezzetti, AntonioNotre DameSo184Education
George, DaltonOhio ValleyRJr174Magt. and Production Eng.
Law, CodyPitt-JohnstownSr157Psychology
Sims Jr. DamonPitt-JohnstownSr285Business Marketing
Vu, BrandonSan Francisco StateJr125English Education
Clem, KurtisSan Francisco StateFr149Dietetics
Boutain, MasonSan Francisco StateRFr157Nursing
Pichedwatana, JustinSan Francisco StateSo174Sociology
Rosales, EliasSan Francisco StateFr184Nursing
Diltz, AlanSeton HillSo133Undecided
Cawoski, JoelSeton HillFr141Undecided
Alessandro, JoeySeton HillSr149Elementary Ed Pre K – Grade 4
Voytek, ZachSeton HillGr157MBA, Management Spec
Greenwald, DamonSeton HillSo174Biology – BS
Bowlen, NathanSeton HillSo184Biology – BS
McChesney, TommySeton HillFr184Exercise Science, Health/Fitness
Temple, JakeSeton HillSr197Sociology
Reagan, DavidShippensburgJr125Marketing
Rush, ColeShippensburgSo133Biology
Brinkac, SaraSimon FraserFr133undeclared
Medvinsky, NadiaSimon FraserFr157undeclared
Curtis, TaylorSouthwest Minnesota StateSr125exercise science
Butcher, TrentSouthwest Minnesota StateSr141business management
Beaumaster, ZachSouthwest Minnesota StateJr149justice administration
Arredondo, CortezSouthwest Minnesota StateJr157justice administration
Osing, GriffinSouthwest Minnesota StateJr174physical education
Velasquez, BrettSt. Cloud StateJr125Biomedical Science
Vos, GarrettSt. Cloud StateFr125Criminal Justice
Oftedahl, JarredSt. Cloud StateSr141Liberal Studies
Roddick, JohnSt. Cloud StateRSo141Nursing
Swanson, TravisSt. Cloud StateJr141Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering
Barzowski, JoshuaSt. Cloud StateFr157General Studies
Bomstad, LarrySt. Cloud StateSr157Technology Management
Holt, TravisSt. Cloud StateSr157Health and Physical Education
Fitzpatrick, DevinSt. Cloud StateFr165General Business
Eischens, KoltonSt. Cloud StateSo174Health and Physical Education
Nelson, BradySt. Cloud StateSo184Criminal Justice
Reigstad, BradySt. Cloud StateFr285Technology Management
LaVearn, BryanTiffinSo141Homeland Security/Terrorism
Boyd, ChaseTiffinSr174Management
Komotos, LukeTruman StateSr174Exercise Science
Reeves, SamTruman StateJr197Exercise Science
Daggett, NickUNC PembrokeFr125Biology
Hnasko, EthanUNC PembrokeFr133Business Administration
Makosy, TylerUNC PembrokeJr149Exercise and Sport Science
Joyner, EricUNC PembrokeSr157Criminal Justice
Milks, EricUNC PembrokeRSr157Criminal Justice
Walker, JoshUpper IowaSr133Business Administration
Prochaska, TannerUpper IowaFr149Psychology
Nelson, DaltonUpper IowaFr157Conservation Management
Spotts, MacUpper IowaFr157Ag Business
Black, TuckerUpper IowaJr165Ag Business
Nelson, CodyUpper IowaJr165Industrial Technology
Gundrum, JordanUpper IowaJr174Information Systems
Gehling, JamieUpper IowaSo184Ag Business
Hahn, DaltonUpper IowaFr184Ag Business
Baumler, NickUpper IowaSo197Accounting
Sorensen, BrockUpper IowaSo197Industrial Technology
Hopp, LoganUpper IowaSr285Criminal Justice
Maloy, AaronUpper IowaFr285Business Administration
Scoles, BrettUW-ParksideSr165Health Professions
Price, ConnorUW-ParksideJr184Communications
Lehman, JamesUW-ParksideRJr197Psychology/Sociology
Arneson, LoganWest LibertyFr141Journalism
Cornell, JoshuaWest LibertyJr149Health & Physical Education
Sutton, TannerWest LibertySr149MA Business Administration
Morgan, ChaseWest LibertyFr174Undeclared
Ramsey, JacobWest Liberty
Duncan, ColbyWestern State ColoradoRFr133Exercise Sport Science
Slaughter, JasonWestern State ColoradoSo157Elementary Education
Pellow, RyanWestern State ColoradoSr165Biology
Self, TylerWestern State ColoradoSo165Biology
Thelen, MicahaelWestern State ColoradoSo165Business Administration
Supernaw, BrandonWestern State ColoradoJr174Chemistry
Bunker, LaddWestern State ColoradoJr184Business Administration
Gonzales, BrendanWestern State ColoradoSo184Business Administration
Price, BenWestern State ColoradoSr197Biology
Schmidt, KonnorWestern State ColoradoSo197Business Administration
Deseriere, SammyWestern State ColoradoFr285Mathematics
Adkins, LoganWheeling JesuitSo141Nursing
Donahue, JaredWheeling JesuitFr141Biology
Driscoll, KeeganWheeling JesuitJr165Engineering
Pasiuk, AidanWheeling JesuitFr184Exercise Science
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