Maryville repeats as Division II Scholastic All-American team champion

Maryville head wrestling coach Mike Denney

MANHEIM, Pa. -- The Maryville Saints reigned atop the academic world of NCAA Division II Wrestling, repeating as team champions and leading with 15 honored individuals in the 2019 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division II All-Academic team and individual rankings, released Tuesday.

The Saints topped the team rankings for the second year running with a GPA of 3.5558, with LIU-Post taking runner up honors with a 3.4283. Colorado School of Mines (3.4280), Indianapolis (3.3414) and Newman (3.2931) rounded out the top five.

"It is really important that we honor those in our sport who are truly being student-athletes," Maryville head coach Mike Denney said. "I am really appreciative that we can honor that, and we are proud of our guys who are doing well academically. We try to honor our All-Academic on the same levels as our All-Americans, that's how important the student-athlete is to our program."

Those ranked individually included 212 student-athletes from 41 institutions. Two National Champions also earned All-Academic honors, with 157 pound champion Matt Malcom from Nebraska-Kearney and 174 pound title winner Connor Craig of Wheeling Jesuit among those 212 honorees. A total of 30 student-athletes who earned All-American honors at the 2019 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships earned All-Academic honors as well.

Maryville led the way individually with 15 wrestlers honored, while Upper Iowa placed 12 student-athletes on the All-Academic listing. Colorado School of Mines, Indianapolis, St. Cloud State and Nebraska-Kearney all had 11 student-athletes honored. Super Region 5 led the way with 50 individuals honored, while 44 student-athletes from Super Region 4 received All-Academic accolades.

In order for a student-athlete to be nominated to the Division II All-Academic Team, he must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, with that benchmark at 3.25 for those who qualified for the 2019 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships and 3.0 for those who earned All-American status for the 2019 season. The athlete must also have competed in a minimum of six dates of competition.

Five student-athletes earned All-Academic honors for the fourth time in their career: Issac Deaton (Nebraska-Kearney), Tyler Mies (Newman), Cody Nelson (Upper Iowa), Allan Person (Central Missouri), and Brett Velasquez (St. Cloud State).


Team Place GPA
Maryville University 1 3.5558
LIU Post 2 3.4283
Colorado School of Mines 3 3.428
University of Indianapolis 4 3.3414
Newman University 5 3.2931
Urbana University 6 3.2766
Gannon 7 3.2667
Ashland University 8 3.2455
Mercyhurst 9 3.2395
Lake Erie 10 3.2095
Drury Wrestling 11 3.1889
St Cloud State 12 3.1868
Chadron State 13 3.1817
University of Mary 14 3.1785
Colorado Mesa 15 3.1634
Northern State University 16 3.1612
University of Nebraska at Kearney 17 3.1084
Seton Hill 18 3.0899
West Liberty University 19 3.0606
Central Missouri 20 3.0378
NWCA DII Scholar All-Americans

Wrestler School Yr Wgt Major
Fenner, Jerry Ashland University Sr 141 Sports Management
Morell, Dan Anthony Ashland University Sr 125 Supply Chain Management
Price, Christian Harlan Ashland University RJr 174 Entrepreneurship & Business Management
Romanzak, Bret Steven Ashland University RJr 165 Business Management
Hale, Corbin Bellarmine University Fr 149 Exercise Science
Lucas, Brandon Bellarmine University Fr 125 Accounting
McCorkle, Josh Bellarmine University So 285 Music
Gregor, Troy Belmont Abbey College RSr 141 Business Management
Hampton, Dominique Central Missouri RSo 184 Digital Media
Person, Allan Central Missouri Sr 174 Masters Degree in Engineering
Haskell, Caleb Chadron State Jr 149 Business
Kile, Brandon Chadron State Jr 133 Business Mgmt
Westcott, Collier Chadron State Jr 184 Sports and Recreation Mgmt
Bracken, Lovell Colorado Mesa Fr 133 BA in Psychology
Donald, Negus Colorado Mesa Jr 174 BA in Kinesiology
Jason, Buhr Colorado Mesa RSr 165 BS in Exercise Science
Erickson, Lukas Colorado School of Mines Sr 141 Mechanical Engineering
Fidel, Ryan Colorado School of Mines So 157 Mechanical Engineering
Gambrell, Robert Colorado School of Mines Jr 174 Mechanical Engineering
Lavengood, Matthew Colorado School of Mines RJr 125 Mechanical Engineering
Lykins, Skyler Colorado School of Mines So 157 Petroleum Engineering
Ottum, Noah Colorado School of Mines So 149 Engineering Physics
Saunders, Brandon Colorado School of Mines Sr 285 MS Mechancial Engineering
Shelton, Trenton Colorado School of Mines Jr 184 Petroleum Engineering
Stogdill, Jake Colorado School of Mines RSo 125 Civil Engineering
Ventura, Connor Colorado School of Mines Jr 184 Electrical Engineering
Woods, Jacob Colorado School of Mines Jr 133 Civil Engineering
Brumfield, D'andre CSU Pueblo Jr 133 Business Management
Diggs, Isaiah CSU Pueblo Jr 157 Engineering
Seaton, Josiah CSU Pueblo RSr 125 Accounting
Caswell, Tucker Drury University Fr 149 Business Administration
Clines, Trenton Drury University Jr 174 Finance
Curnutt, Cody Drury University Jr 285 Bachelor of Science
Hansen, Chris Drury University RFr 133 Exercise Physiology
Harper, Colin Drury University Jr 149 Organizational and Leadership Communication
Melton, Ben Drury University Sr 285 Secondary Education
Raccioppi, Michael East Stroudsburg University RJr 174 Health & Physical Education
Flint, Dalton Emmanuel College So 149 History Education
Ball, Brandon Fort Hays State University Jr 141 Technology Studies
Ball, Jonathan Fort Hays State University So 149 Finance
Luellen, Isaiah Fort Hays State University Fr 165 Spanish
Robinson, Micquille Fort Hays State University Sr 184 Construction Management
Scantlin, Anthony Fort Hays State University So 149 Technology Studies
Vajnar, Conrad Fort Hays State University So 157 Accounting
Balas, Owen Gannon University Fr 157 Pre law
Day, Connor Gannon University So 165 PTherapy
Hertel, Austin Gannon University So 133 Biology
Hutchison, Gehrig Gannon University Fr 197 Sport Exercise Science
Leise, Joel Gannon University RFr 184 Mech Engineering
Marscio, Nico Gannon University Fr 157 CRJ
Mcguire, George Gannon University Sr 157 Accounting, marketing, entreprenuership
Messai, Faris Gannon University Jr 149 Accounting/ health mgmt
Swartley, Keith Gannon University So 285 Sport ex sci
Young, Nick Gannon University Fr 141 Business Admin
Boggs, Nick Lake Erie College Sr 157 Criminal Justice
Glogouski, Blake Lake Erie College Jr 125 Sport Management
Glogouski, Forrest Lake Erie College Sr 133 MBA
O'Hearon, Sean Lake Erie College So 165 Marketing
Bland, Daniel Limestone College Jr 285 Sports Management
Reggler, Raekwon Limestone College Sr 197 Psychology
Rose, Matthew Limestone College RJr 149 Business
Green, Marshall Lindenwood Jr 165 Economics and International business
Heil, Derek Lindenwood Sr 141 Biological Sciences Cellular and Mole Chemistry
Hitchcock, Tanner Lindenwood Fr 133 Excercise Science
Jacquez, Isaac Lindenwood Fr 125 Criminal Justice Sociology
Jolas, Kyle Lindenwood Gr 165 Master's in Higher Education
Londoff, Gavin Lindenwood Jr 149 Business Administration
Calderone, Joe LIU Post Gr 141 Physical Education
DiGennaro, Thomas LIU Post Fr 197 Philosophy
Dushaj, Anthony LIU Post Fr 165 Adolescent Education: Social Studies
Espineira, Daniel LIU Post So 165 Business Administration
Langan, James LIU Post Fr 174 Criminal Justice
Malico, Mark LIU Post So 197 Health Sciences
McClure, Dan LIU Post Jr 184 Criminal Justice
Nagosky, Tim LIU Post Fr 285 Mathematics
Anderson, John Maryville University RSo 174 Exercise Science
DeWitt, Gavin Maryville University So 149 Psychology
Harrington, Tyler Maryville University Jr 165 Mathematics Education
Jokerst, Jeffrey Maryville University So 133 Biology
Kelly, Bailey Maryville University So 184 Mathematics Education
Kreith, Tyler Maryville University So 125 Financial Services
McGhee, Nick Maryville University Jr 149 Biomedical Science
Pisciotta, Anthony Maryville University Fr 125 Cyber Security
Pratt, Matthew Maryville University RJr 174 Communication
Radik, Logan Maryville University So 285 Psychology
Sherertz, Ethan Maryville University Sr 197 English Education
Stegall, Tyler Maryville University Fr 141 Secondary Education
Vasilev, Mladen Maryville University So 174 Cyber Security
Viehmann, Christopher Maryville University Fr 165 Exercise Science
Waggoner, Alex Maryville University Jr 133 Exercise Science
Foster, Nick McKendree University Jr 174 Education
Gillissie, Chris McKendree University Jr 165 Sociology
Kemper, Isaiah McKendree University Sr 149 Exercise Science
Povlick, Marcus McKendree University Jr 125 Math
Grass, Logan Mercyhurst University Jr 165 Biology
Robb, Jacob Mercyhurst University So 285 Biology
Sisk, Jeff Mercyhurst University Jr 141 Intelligence Studies
McGuire, Ryan Millersville University Fr 133 Undecided
Wuestner, David Millersville University Sr 285 Assessment, Curric. & Teaching, Educational Foundations
Elwood, Seth Minnesota State Sr 157 Sport & Exercise Psychology (GRAD)
Johnston, Zach Minnesota State Jr 174 Management
Rathman, Kyle Minnesota State So 149 Interdisciplinary Studies
Saltou, Logan Minnesota State Jr 165 Finance
Turriff, Trevor Minnesota State So 184 Interdisciplinary Studies
Hayden, Liam Minot State University So 133 Physical Education
Jones, Je-Mario Minot State University Fr 197 Computer Science
Will, Jordan Minot State University Fr 285 Accounting/Finance
Clary , Zack Newberry College So 133 English
Gant, Zebrandon Newberry College Fr 184 Sociology
Martinez, Timmy Newberry College Sr 133 Criminal Justice
Balavage, Ivan Newman University


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