St. Cloud State University has announced that Austin Goergen (Caledonia, Minn./Caldeonia Area H.S.) and Sam Sunstrom (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice H.S.) have been selected as the Huskies’ Male and Female Senior Student-Athletes of the Year for 2016-17. These awards are selected annually by a vote of the SCSU coaches and athletic staff.
A resident of Caledonia, Minn. and graduate of Caledonia Area High School, Goergen ended a sterling collegiate wrestling career in March 2017 by earning his fourth consecutive NCAA Division II All-America award. He placed third in the 285-pound division at the 2017 NCAA DII championships and helped the Huskies gain a second place finish at the NCAA tournament this winter.
The NCAA Division II’s Most Dominant Wrestler for 2016-17, Goergen scored three consecutive falls on his way to a third-place finish at the NCAA finals in 2017. Goergen finished his 2016-17 season with a 32-2 overall record and set a new team record with 20 falls this winter. A four-time All-American for the Huskies, Goergen set a team record with 71 falls during this career. He also ended his four-year run with the Huskies in 2016-17 with an impressive 136-14 overall. Goergen served as a team captain for the Huskies in 2016-17 and earned All-NSIC honors once again this winter. Continue reading at www.scsuhuskies.com