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NCAA Division II champs to be honored by Minnesota Twins

St. Cloud State University wrestling, winners of the team title at the 2016 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships in March, will be honored by the Minnesota Twins at their game on Thursday, June 23.

The pre-game ceremony will include an on-field introduction of the SCSU wrestling team at the Twins' ballpark, Target Field, in downtown Minneapolis. In addition, Huskies' head wrestling coach Steve Costanzo will throw out the honorary first pitch of the game.

The festivities will precede the Twins-Philadelphia Phillies game scheduled to start at 12:10 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

St. Cloud State won its second consecutive NCAA Division II national title in March, led by Brad Velasquez who won the 125-pound individual title, along with seven Huskies earning All-American honors. SCSU racked up an overall record of 16-1 in 2015-16, with a perfect 8-0 mark in the Northern States Intercollegiate Conference, taking their fifth consecutive NSIC title. Steve Costanzo was named the DII Coach of the Year in 2016.

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