Mavericks Earn Post-Season NWCA Scholar All-American Accolades

Mankato, Minn. – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced the 2024 NCAA Division II Scholar All-American rankings, with Minnesota State ranked fourth overall with a GPA of 3.438. The Mavericks are the highest-ranking team in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC), with six other teams on the list.

The NWCA Scholar All-American status is granted to a student athlete with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale who has competed in a minimum of four competitions. Seven Minnesota State wrestlers were named Scholar All-Americans, including three Mavericks who earned the award for the second year in a row.

Andrew Weiss, a freshman from Holmen, Wis., was one of two freshmen named and is majoring in mechanical engineering. Makota Misgen joined Weiss on the list of freshmen being recognized. Misgen, at 285lbs., hails from Ellendale, Minn., along with majoring in criminal justice.

Sophomore Chase Beckett comes from Portage, Wis. and is majoring in construction management. Sophomore Kole Marko, a now two-time Scholar All-American, is a finance major out of Amery, Wis. Marko placed fifth at the NCAA Super Region Tournament.

Out of St. Michael, Minn., junior Isaiah Mlsna was named an All-American for the second time in his career. He majors in Management and wrestled at 149 lbs. this season.

Max Schwabe, a senior from Stratford, Wis., was awarded All-American status this season, majoring in accounting and wrestling at 149lbs.

Senior Shane Gibson, from Livingston, Mont., was named an NWCA Scholar All-American for the fourth year in a row. While majoring in social studies teaching, Gibson wrestled at 197lbs.

The NWCA awarded 363 individuals from 61 institutions this year, including student-athletes from UW-Parkside, Minot State, Augustana, University of Mary, Southwest Minnesota State, and Northern State for NSIC schools alongside Minnesota State.

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