Shilson, Stuhl earn CSC Academic All-America honors

MINNEAPOLIS — For the first time in school history, an Augsburg University student-athlete has been named as the College Sports Communicators Academic All-American of the Year, as men’s wrestler Tyler Shilson (SR, Maple Grove, Minn./Centennial HS) earned the honor in the NCAA Division III Men’s At-Large category, it was announced on Wednesday.

A second-team Academic All-America selection last year. Shilson joined Auggie men’s wrestling teammate Charlie Stuhl (SO, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) as a first-team Academic All-America selection this year. Both Shilson and Stuhl are finance majors, and both carry a 4.00 cumulative grade-point average.

Across all sports, Augsburg student-athletes have now been honored 52 times with College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) Academic All-America honors since 1981, including 42 honors since 2000 and at least one every year since 2011. Augsburg men’s wrestlers have now earned 15 Academic All-America honors in program history.

In the men’s at-large category, a total of 47 NCAA Division III student-athletes were selected (16 first-team, 14 second-team, 17 third-team) from 10 different NCAA men’s sports — fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. Twenty-one of the 47 student-athletes selected had perfect 4.00 GPAs.

CSC Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Teams

Tyler Shilson

Shilson was one of six student-athletes earning repeat Academic All-America Division III Men’s At-Large honors this year. On the mat, he earned the third All-America honor of his career in 2022-23, finishing second at 157 pounds at the 2023 NCAA Division III National Championships. He went 29-5 in his senior season, with six pins, 13 technical falls and five major decisions. Shilson earned National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III All-America honors with a third-place finish at 157 in 2021, and finished third at 157 at the 2022 NCAA Division III National Championships. He was named the 2022-23 Augsburg Honor Athlete at the 2023 Auggie Awards in April.

A two-time NWCA Scholar All-American who competed at Wisconsin in 2017-18 and Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2019-20 before transferring to Augsburg, Shilson finished his three-season Augsburg career at 72-10, with 12 pins, 36 technical falls and 11 major decisions. In his full college career, Shilson was 100-34, with 17 pins, 44 technical falls and 17 major decisions.

Charlie Stuhl

Stuhl earned All-American honors with an eighth-place finish at 149 pounds at the 2023 NCAA Division III National Championships. He won the NCAA Division III Upper Midwest Regional title at 157 this season, and finished 32-6 with five pins, four technical falls and five major decisions. He was making his second national tournament appearance of his career, after competing at the 2021 National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III National Championships at 149.

A three-time NWCA Scholar All-American, Stuhl is now 67-21 in his Auggie career, with 12 pins, 12 technical falls and 10 major decisions.

In the CSC Academic All-America program, top student-athletes are originally nominated for inclusion on Academic All-District teams by college and university sports information directors. Student-athletes must have a grade-point average above 3.50 (4.0 scale) and have outstanding athletic credentials. Sports information directors in each division vote to select Academic All-America honorees and the Academic All-America of the Year in each category.

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

Augsburg’s All-Time CSC (Formerly CoSIDA) Academic All-Americans:

  • Tyler Shilson, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2023 (first team, Academic All-America of the Year)
  • Charlie Stuhl, men’s wrestling (men’s at-large), 2023 (first team)
  • 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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