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      Truman State's Colton Schmitz named to first-team All-Academic squad

      Five Truman wrestlers were named to the NCAA Division II Coaches Association All-Academic team while the Bulldogs overall posted the 11th best grade-point average in the Division.

      Junior Colton Schmitz earned first-team All-Academic after going 26-8 and qualifying for the national championship meet. Schmitz was one of 35 student-athletes across Division II to earn first-team status on the All-Academic squad.

      To be eligible for the team, a student-athlete must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, in at least their second full year of eligibility and a two letters of recommendation. Senior Alex Maus was a second team All-Academic selection while senior Daniel Karlskin, and sophomoreâ??s Helmut Rentschler and Nick Shea were picked for the honorable mention team. As a team, Truman was 11th in Division II with a 3.16 team GPA.

      The Academic National title, won by Mercyhurst (Pa.) University with a 3.37 GPA is calculated by averaging the cumulative GPA of ten student-athletes, eight of which competed for the team in the regional qualifying tournament.

      Courtesy Truman State University