Howk named to CSC At-Large Academic All-District

MARSHALL, Minn. –Southwest Minnesota State University wrestler junior Sean Howk was named to the 2024 College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic At-Large All-District team announced on Tuesday.

The 2024 Academic All-District® At-Large teams, selected by College Sports Communicators, recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances in competition and in the classroom, provided they meet specific academic and athletic guidelines.

The CSC Academic All-America® program separately recognizes honorees in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA.

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Mustang Wrestling earns a pair of U20 All-Americans and a championship for Buschow at US Open

LINKSLAS VEGAS, Nev. – Members of the Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team competed in the 2024 US Open this weekend in Las Vegas, Nev., with the Mustang Wrestling Club. The team had a pair of placers in Greco-Roman and a placer in freestyle.

Kody Marschner competed in both the Greco and Freestyle competitions at the US Open. Marschner won a pair of matches in the Greco bracket but did not place. In the freestyle bracket, Marschner was defeated in the first round of the championship bracket before earning a pair of victories in the consolation bracket over Ethan Larson and Melvin Whitehead. In the consolation quarterfinals, Marschner matched up with Max Ramberg (Augustana), who is a reigning All-American; despite losing to Ramberg, Marschner earned three takedowns.

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SMSU Wrestling honored by NWCA for work in the classroom

MANHEIM, Pa. – The Southwest Minnesota State University wrestling team along with five Mustang student athletes have been recognized by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) for success in the classroom during the 2023-24 season.

The SMSU wrestling team posted a GPA of 3.213, up from 3.166 last season, ranking No. 21 in the country. Jacob Dykes, Sean Howk, Hunter Pfantz, Elijah Sterner, and Adam Sylvester have been named NWCA Division II Scholar All-Americans.

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Steffen honored with All-American accolades by NSCA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is proud to announce Southwest Minnesota State University wrestler senior Caden Steffen as a 2024 All-American Athlete Strength and Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award recipient.

This award recognizes Steffen’s athletic accomplishments and his dedication to strength and conditioning. Nominated by SMSU head wrestling coach Chayse Jackson, Steffen’s determination to improve in athletics while maintaining academic prominence is a great model for all student-athletes at SMSU. He is one of 12 student-athletes in the sport of wrestling recognized by the NSCA.

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