2011 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team Announced

Updated 3/16/2011


10 Student-Athletes are honored in voting by conference Faculty Athletic Representatives

For Immediate Release-Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Cleveland, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference announced its 2011 Academic All-MAC Wrestling team today, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions.  A total of 10 student-athletes were named to the team. 

Kevin Smith (2009, 2010, 2011), a junior from Buffalo, and Ross Tice (2009, 2010, 2011) a senior from Kent State, are both three-time Academic All-MAC honorees. 

Two-time selections include:  junior John-Martin Cannon of Buffalo (2010, 2011); sophomore Donnie Corby of Central Michigan (2010, 2011); sophomore Aaron Sulzer of Eastern Michigan (2010, 2011); and senior Vince Castillo of Northern Illinois (2010, 2011).

First time honorees include:  Scott Mattingly, Central Michigan; Corey Phillips, Eastern Michigan; Wes Schroeder, Eastern Michigan; and Tommy Sasfy, Kent State.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics.  To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.  First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.  Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.


2011 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team

John-Martin Cannon, Buffalo, Junior, 3.36 GPA, Elementary Education

Kevin Smith, Buffalo, Junior, 3.63 GPA, Exercise Science

Donnie Corby, Central Michigan, Sophomore, 3.36 GPA, Biomedical Sciences

Scott Mattingly, Central Michigan, Redshirt Freshman, 3.46 GPA, Undeclared

Corey Phillips, Eastern Michigan, Junior, 3.33 GPA, Sport Management

Wes Schroeder, Eastern Michigan, Junior, 3.35 GPA, Product Design & Development

Aaron Sulzer, Eastern Michigan, Sophomore, 3.60 GPA, Accounting

Tommy Sasfy, Kent State, Sophomore, 3.31 GPA, Nursing

Ross Tice, Kent State, Senior, 3.28 GPA, Education

Vince Castillo, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.50 GPA, Kinesiology