Turriff Named First Team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans

Austin, Tex. — Minnesota State senior wrestling national champion Trevor Turriff has been selected First Team Academic All-America® men’s at large by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

The CoSIDA Academic All-America team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the field and in the classroom. In order to be nominated for this award, student-athletes must have a GPA of 3.3 or higher and be a significant contributor to their team. After Academic All-District teams are announced, Academic All-America teams are voted on by sports information personnel from across the country.

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Bishop Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors

AUSTIN, Texas.–Augustana senior wrestler Daniel Bishop has been recognized on the 2021-22 CoSIDA Division II Academic All-America At-Large Second Team, CoSIDA announced Tuesday.

The at-large program for the CoSIDA Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.

Bishop graduated in May of 2022 with a master’s degree in sports administration and leadership. He previously completed his undergraduate degree in psychology with a GPA of 3.94. He becomes the eighth Augustana wrestler in program history to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors.

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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.

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Vos garners CoSIDA Academic All-America honors

Fifth-year senior is third straight wrestler to earn honor in back-to-back seasons

LEXINGTON, KY – For the second straight season, St. Cloud State University wrestling’s Garrett Vos (St. Bonifacius, Minn. / Waconia) is an Academic All-American. The fifth-year senior earned the prestigious honor from the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), as he was named Second Team Academic All-America by the organization Tuesday morning.

This is the second straight Academic All-America honor for Vos, as he was named First Team Academic All-America at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year. A criminal justice major, Vos maintained a 3.66 GPA while leading the Huskies to another impressive season on the mat. In 2021-22, Vos became the 11th four-time All-American in St. Cloud State history, as he finished as the nation’s runner-up at 133 pounds at the national championship for the second consecutive season. He additionally helped the Huskies break the NCAA record for consecutive win streak, as he played a key role in St. Cloud State’s 77 consecutive dual match victories.

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St. Cloud State adds seven to 2022 recruiting class

Seven impressive recruits bring 2022 Recruiting Class to 17

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud State Wrestling head coach Steve Costanzo announced the addition of seven more student-athletes to their already strong 2022 recruiting class. Aoci Bernard (Rock Island, Ill.), Phillip Kue (Grisham, Ore.), Caleb Meekins (Livonia, Mich.), Jadon Mims (Maywood, Ill.), Abner Romero (Fresno, Calif,), Luke Studer (Ham Lake, Minn.) and Jaydon Walls (Platte City, Mo.) and have all signed on with the Huskies wrestling program.

Along with their new additions, the Huskies signed ten additional standouts for 2022-23 in the fall. Those additions are Wyatt Abele (McConnelsville, Ohio), Ethan Birch (Vacaville, Calif,), Bryce Dagel (Eden Prairie, Minn.), Archer Heelan (Kearney, Neb.), Owen Herbst (Buffalo, Minn.), Donnie Hidden (Washington, Ill.), Elijah Novak (Oak Park, Minn.), Nick Renteria (Alsip, Ill.), Brandon Ross (Caledonia, Minn.) and Logan Vaughan (Dodge Center, Minn.).

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Turriff Named 2021-22 Recipient of Don Buchanan Award

Mankato, Minn. — Following a vote of departmental coaches and staff, wrestler Trevor Turriff has been selected as the 2021-22 recipient of the Don Buchanan Award as Minnesota State’s most well-rounded senior male student-athlete.

A two-time All-American from De Pere, Wis., Turriff (174 lbs.) finished his senior season with a 21-3 record, including a 3-1 ledger in falls and a 6-0 mark in major decisions. Turriff advanced to his second NCAA championship match in as many seasons this year, where he defeated Andrew Sams of Indianapolis to claim the NCAA Championship.

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Kue and Creese Place at U23 World Team Trials

GENEVA, Ohio – A pair of St. Cloud State wrestlers earned top-eight finishes last weekend at the U23 World Team Trials in Geneva, Ohio, to earn All-America honors. Wrestling in Greco Roman competition, redshirt sophomore Phillip Kue (Gresham, Ore.) finished fourth at 63 kg and sophomore Paxton Creese (Shakopee, Minn.) finished seventh at 60 kg. Both wrestlers competed unattached with no school affiliation.

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