Mid-American Conference All -Academic Wrestling Team Announced

Updated 4/7/1999

Ten Mid-American Conference wrestling student-athletes earned first-team Academic All-MAC selection in voting conducted by Mid-American Conference Faculty Athletic Representatives. Overall, seventeen student-athletes earned either first-team or honorable mention on the All-Academic squad.

1999 MAC champion Central Michigan, which finished seventh in the NCAA wrestling championships, placed three wrestlers on the academic squad: Casey Cunningham, Chris Snyder, and Chris Vike. Cunningham and Vike were both 1999 All-Americans, with Cunningham claiming the NCAA Division I title in the 157-pound weight class. All three CMU honorees were MAC individual champions in 1999.

Kent and Miami also placed three student-athletes apiece on the first team. Kent's selections are Steve Daugherty, Ed Hamway, and John Moore. Miami's All-Academic performers include Aaron Boucher, Josh Hegedish, and Brad Weeks. Daugherty finished in third place in the 141-pound weight class at the MAC championships and Boucher was fourth at 149 pounds.

Ohio's Dan Bednar, second at the MAC championships at 197 pounds, rounds out the first-team selections.

Earning honorable mention on the All-Academic squad are: Greg Bentley and Matthew Ricci of Buffalo; Marc Smith and Adam French from Eastern Michigan; and Adam Whitlach, Shane Hartzler, and Neal Harvey of Ohio University.

Academic All-Mid-American Conference honorees are student-athletes who have excelled in academics and athletics. To qualify a student-athlete must have at least a 3.0 grade point average during his or her college career and be a starter or top reserve during the just-completed season.