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2019 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team Announced

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference announced its 2019 Academic All-MAC Wrestling team today as 23 students were named to the team.

The list includes SIUE redshirt freshman Jacob Blaha. The Collinsville, Illinois, native holds a 3.467 grade point average and has not yet declared his major.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics.  To qualify, a student must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for a particular sport.  First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.  Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.

2019 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team (23):

Kyle Akins, Buffalo, Senior, 3.429 GPA, Communication (Sycamore, Ill.)

Brett Perry, Buffalo, Senior, 3.445 GPA, Mechanical Engineering (East Fishkill, N.Y.)

Derek Spann, Buffalo, Sophomore, 3.508 GPA, Social Sciences (Boonville, N.Y.)

Jordan Atienza, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.21 GPA, Finance (Livonia, Mich.)

Drew Hildebrandt, Central Michigan, Sophomore, 3.64 GPA, Finance (Granger, Ind.)

Collin Lieber, Central Michigan, R-Freshman, 3.81 GPA, Mechanical Engineering (Lexington, Mich.)

Drew Marten, Central Michigan, R-Freshman, 3.75 GPA, Biochemistry (Tecumseh, Mich.)

Landon Pelham, Central Michigan, Sophomore, 3.47 GPA, Finance (Tecumseh, Mich.)

Deven Perez, Central Michigan, Sophomore, 3.21 GPA, Entrepreneurship (Davison, Mich.)

Dresden Simon, Central Michigan, Sophomore, 3.60 GPA, Sport Management (Dansville, Mich.)

Isaac Bast, Kent State, Senior, 3.379 GPA, Earth Science (Massillon, Ohio)

Tim Rooney, Kent State, Junior, 3.833 GPA, Exercise Science (Columbus, Ohio)

 John Erneste, Missouri, Senior, 3.706 GPA, MBA Program (Kansas City, Mo.)

Caleb Gossett, Northern Illinois, Junior, 3.284 GPA, Leadership & Management (St. Charles, Mo.)

Drew West, Northern Illinois, R-Freshman, 3.50 GPA, Health Sciences (Solon, Iowa)

Killian Cardinale, Old Dominion, R-Freshman, 3.71 GPA, Undecided (Bristow, Va.)

Dean Drugac, Old Dominion, Sophomore, 3.74 GPA, Criminal Justice (Hibernia, N.J.)

Shane Jones, Old Dominion, Junior, 3.27 GPA, History (Stroudsburg, Pa.)

Michael McGee, Old Dominion, Sophomore, 3.45 GPA, Sport Management (Bolingbrook, Ill.)

Trevor Giallombardo, Ohio, Sophomore, 3.263 GPA, Bios Pre-Professional (Petoskey, Mich.)

Kade Kowalski, Ohio, Junior, 3.737 GPA, Management Information Systems (Nashport, Ohio)

Mason Kroening, Ohio R-Freshman, 3.476 GPA, Management and Strategic Leadership/Entrepreneurship (Aurora, Ill.)

Jacob Blaha, SIUE, R-Freshman, 3.467 GPA, Undeclared (Collinsville, Ill.)


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