NDSU’s Ream a Repeat Selection on Google Cloud Academic All-America® At-Large First Team

AUSTIN, Texas — North Dakota State University 157-pounder Clay Ream was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Men’s At-Large first team for the second straight year. The team was announced Thursday, June 14, and selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

A native of Wentzville, Mo., Ream maintained a 3.977 GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology and graduated this May. He was a three-time NCAA Elite 90 Award winner at the national tournament during his career.
Ream was a two-time Big 12 Conference Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year and three-time Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling first team selection. He was named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic team four straight years.

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Lizak, Ream, Velasquez, Bennyhoff, and Gliva named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

Five area wrestlers were named to the 2017-18 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men’s At-Large Team, selected by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the playing field and in the classroom.

Ethan Lizak of Minnesota, Clay Ream of North Dakota State, Brett Velasquez of St. Cloud State, Sam Bennyhoff of Augsburg, and Victor Gliva of Augsburg have been selected as First-team Academic All-District® honorees. Continue reading

Ream Named Big 12 Conference Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year

IRVING, Texas — North Dakota State University’s three-time NCAA Elite 90 Award winner, 157-pounder Clay Ream was named Big 12 Conference Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year as the conference announced its 2018 Winter Scholar-Athletes of the Year. The award winners were based on each sport’s respective head coaches.

Ream, a redshirt senior from Wentzville, Mo., has a 3.977 G.P.A. in biochemistry and molecular biology. He is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling first-team selection. Continue reading

Ream Earns Third Straight NCAA Elite 90 Award at Division I Wrestling Championships

CLEVELAND, Ohio — North Dakota State University 157-pounder Clay Ream won the Elite 90 Award presented prior to the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship matches Saturday, March 17, at the Quickens Loan Arena. Ream earned the Elite 90 Award for the third straight year.

The award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average at each of the NCAA’s 90 national championships. Ream, a redshirt senior from Wentzville, Mo., has a 3.977 GPA in biochemistry and molecular biology. He is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling first team selection.

“I’ve always seen myself as a nerd. I just focus on my grades because it’s important to me. I put in a lot of hours. I try to be efficient as I can with my time. When I wrestle, I train as hard as I can,” said Ream. Continue reading