BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Minnesota State’s Trevor Turriff was voted by the league coaches as the NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year in wrestling. A native of De Pere, Wisconsin, Turriff is a red-shirt senior majoring in business while holding a 3.79 cumulative grade point average.
The “NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year Award” is presented to an NSIC Wrestling student-athlete who participates at their institution for four years and is academically superior while making a positive contribution to their team and the University. The NSIC Outstanding Senior of the Year award was initiated in 2020-21 to honor an outstanding senior that exemplifies the attributes of the model NSIC student-athlete.
Turriff claimed the national title at 174 pounds. Seeded fourth, he picked up a major decision (11-3) over Brock Biddle of Pitt-Johnstown before downing Ty McGeary of West Liberty, (7-2). In the semifinals, Turriff won in sudden victory over Austin Eldridge of Nebraska-Kearney (SV-1, 9-7) and advanced to the 174-lb championship match for the second straight year. In the championship match, Turriff claimed the title beating Andrew Sams of Indianapolis by decision (3-2). He finished the season 21-3, claiming All-American honors for the second straight year. He was voted by the coaches second-team All-NSIC following the regular season and finished second at the NCAA Super Region V Championships.
Academically, Turriff is a member of the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence and an NWCA Scholar-Athlete & Scholar All-American. His junior year Turriff received the Minnesota State Coaches Award for “commitment to excellence on the mat and in the classroom, service to others and leadership” award. He is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee on campus.
In the community, Turriff has volunteered as a youth wrestling official and camp clinician; at Wrestlers in Business Network Leader; the Kiwanis Holiday Lights, and with the Mankato Marathon.
“Trevor is the same person in every area of his life. The way he does one thing is the way he does everything. Pretty simple. He strives to be the best version of himself on the mat, in the classroom, in his social life, in the locker room, in his family life and does it on a daily basis. He’s a humble leader and a great example for the rest of the team,” said Head Coach Jim Makovsky.