Bianchini earns Academic All-American honors

Three-time All-American and four-time Region Champion closes career as an Academic All-American

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. Cloud State redshirt senior Joey Bianchini has earned Third Team Academic All-American honors as announced by the College Sports Communicators on Wednesday. Bianchini becomes the Huskies’ 10th Academic All-American and the eighth under head coach Steve Costanzo.

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Carlson receives Academic All-America Award

AUSTIN, Texas — South Dakota State wrestler Clay Carlson was honored Wednesday on the 2022-23 Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large Second Team as selected by the College Sports Communicators.

A native of Willmar, Minnesota, Carlson was selected to the honor squad after compiling a 3.92 undergraduate grade-point average as an animal science major as well as a 4.0 graduate GPA in pre-veterinary medicine.

On the mat, Carlson earned All-America honors for the second time in his collegiate career with a fifth-place finish in the 141-pound weight class at the 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. He posted a 27-10 record during the 2022-23 campaign and brings a 101-41 career mark into his final season.

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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.

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Cobbers Bents and Hunt earn CSC Academic All-District Honors

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia had six student-athletes, including wrestlers Tyler Bents (Sr., Glenwood, Minn./Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa HS) and Elijah Hunt (Jr., St. Peter, Minn.), named to the Academic All-District Team, as selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA), in the men’s/women’s at-large category.

The other Cobbers recognized were men’s hockey players Jacen Bracko (Sr., Calgary, Alta.) and Cole O’Connell (Jr., Moorhead, Minn.), as well as women’s hockey juniors Ellie Brewer (Nederland, Colo.) and Jerica Friese (Argusville, N.D./Fargo Shanley HS).

To be eligible for Academic All-District recognition, student-athletes must be at least a sophomore with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have played in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition throughout the season.

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Augsburg’s Tyler Shilson, Charlie Stuhl named CSC Academic All-District

Augsburg University men’s wrestlers Tyler Shilson (SR, Maple Grove, Minn./Centennial HS) and Charlie Stuhl (SO, Ellsworth, Wis./Ellsworth HS) were named to the Academic All-District Men’s At-Large Team, as selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA), on Tuesday.

The CSC Academic All-District team is part of the CSC Academic All-America program. Top student-athletes are nominated for inclusion on the 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. 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.

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Vikings’ Rohman Named to CSC At-Large Academic All-District Team

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.–Five student-athletes, including wrestler Jaxson Rohman, were selected by College Sports Communicators (formerly CoSIDA) to the 2022-23 At-Large Academic All-District team. Augustana was represented by wrestling, men’s golf, and women’s golf on the all-district team.

Rohman, from Trimont, Minnesota, finished his sophomore season with a 20-7 record, All-American honors and a second-place finish at the NCAA DII National Championship tournament. In addition to CSC Academic All-District honors, Rohman was named to the NSIC All-Academic Team of Excellence and garnered NWCA Division II Scholar All-America honors.

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Johnnies’ Gilbertson named At-Large Academic All-District

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Five Saint John’s student-athletes, including junior wrestler Ben Gilbertson (Sauk Rapids, Minn./Sauk Rapids-Rice), were named to the College Sports Communicators (formerly College Sports Information Directors of America, CoSIDA) Academic All-District at-large team on Tuesday, May 23.

Under a new format for the 2022-23 academic year, each institution may nominate up to five student-athletes for Academic All-District recognition in the at-large category, which includes men’s fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, volleyball, water polo and wrestling. Nominees must be a sophomore or older with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher and participate in 50 percent of their team’s competitions.

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