Tyler Shilson named CoSIDA Academic All-America

MINNEAPOLIS — Augsburg University men’s wrestler Tyler Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Centennial HS) was selected to the 2021-22 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division III Men’s At-Large Team as a second-team honoree, it was announced on Tuesday.

A finance major with a 4.00 grade-point average, Shilson earned a spot on the 45-person Division III men’s at-large academic squad, made up of a 15-person first team, 17-person second team, and 13-person third team. The men’s at-large category includes student-athletes from 12 NCAA men’s sports: fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling.

Across all sports, Augsburg student-athletes have now been honored 50 times with CoSIDA Academic All-America honors since 1981, including 40 honors since 2000 and at least one every year since 2011. It’s the 13th time an Augsburg men’s wrestler has earned CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in program history.

A finance major with a 4.00 GPA, Shilson earned his second career All-American honor in men’s wrestling, finishing third at 157 pounds at the NCAA Division III National Championships in March and third at the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional. Competing in his second season as an Auggie, Shilson finished 33-4 on the year with four pins, 17 technical falls and six major decisions. This season, he finished second among all NCAA Division III men’s wrestlers in technical falls against Division III opponents, with 16 in 74:01. He opened his national tournament run with two third-period technical falls, and after a loss in the semifinals, rallied back with two wins to claim third place at 157 pounds.

Last year, Shilson finished third at 157 pounds at the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III National Championships, finishing 10-1 with two pins and six technical falls. A competitor at Division I Wisconsin (2017-18) and Chattanooga (2019-20) before transferring to Augsburg, Shilson is now 43-5 in his Augsburg career with six pins, 23 technical falls and six major decisions, and is 71-29 in his collegiate career with 11 pins, 31 technical falls and 12 major decisions. He earned NWCA Division III Scholar All-America honors this season, in addition to earning CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.

The Academic All-America program is administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Top student-athletes, who have already earned Academic All-District first-team honors, are eligible for inclusion on the Academic All-America team. Student-athletes must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their current institutions, have a grade-point average above 3.30 (4.0 scale) and have outstanding athletic credentials. The Academic All-America ballot is voted on by a committee of CoSIDA members, along with sports information directors in the various divisions. Since the program’s inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 20,000 student-athletes in NCAA Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

The Division III Academic All-America program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure, to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the Division III Academic All-America teams program.

Augsburg’s All-Time CoSIDA Academic All-Americans:
Tyler Shilson, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2022 (second team)
Daniil Gerasimov, men’s ice hockey (men’s at-large), 2021 (third team)
David Flynn, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2020 (first team)
Victor Gliva, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2020 (first team)
Brett Buckingham, men’s golf (men’s at-large), 2020 (second team)
Booker Coplin, men’s basketball, 2020 (first team)
Ashley St. Aubin, women’s soccer, 2019 (second team)
Booker Coplin, men’s basketball, 2019 (second team)
Christopher Lemke, football, 2018 (first team)
Ashley St. Aubin, women’s soccer, 2018 (second team)
Nate Flynn, men’s ice hockey (men’s at-large), 2018 (first team)
Victor Gliva, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2018 (first team)
Sam Bennyhoff, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2018 (second team)
Christopher Lemke, football, 2017 (first team)
Nate Flynn, men’s ice hockey (men’s at-large), 2017 (second team)
Mary Cornelius, women’s track and field/cross country, 2016 (third team)
Erika Allen, women’s ice hockey (women’s at-large), 2016 (second team)
Zach Swingen, football, 2015 (first team)
Chris DeVet, football, 2014 (first team)
Zach Swingen, football, 2014 (second team)
Lauren Rice, women’s track and field/cross country, 2014 (first team)
Elianna Bier, women’s swimming and diving (women’s at-large), 2014 (second team)
Chad Thompson, football, 2013 (second team)
Chris DeVet, football, 2013 (second team)
Bri Dorale, softball, 2013 (first team)
Chad Thompson, football, 2012 (first team)
Tony Valek, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2012 (first team)
Tony Valek, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2011 (first team)
Alex Hildebrandt, men’s soccer, 2009 (second team)
Alex Hildebrandt, men’s soccer, 2008 (third team)
Nick Manders, men’s soccer, 2007 (second team)
Andrew Neumann, football, 2006 (second team)
Ryan Valek, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2006 (first team)
Riley Conway, men’s track and field/cross country, 2005 (second team)
Mark Matzek, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2005 (first team)
Ryan Valek, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2005 (third team)
Darren Ginther, baseball, 2005 (first team)
Brent Peroutka, football, 2001 (second team)
Josh Cagle, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2000 (first team)
Brian Jones, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2000 (second team)
Josh Cagle, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 1999 (second team)
Jim Peterson, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 1999 (second team)
Scott Hvistendahl, football, 1998 (second team)
Ted Schultz, football, 1997 (first team)
Scott Hvistendahl, football, 1997 (second team)
Dan Lewandowski, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 1997 (second team)
Andrea Haight, softball, 1991 (second team)
Karen Sterner, track and field (women’s at-large), 1987 (second team)
Karen Sterner, track and field (women’s at-large), 1986 (first team)
Paul Elliot, football, 1981 (only one team selected)

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