June 5, 2012

Mount Union's Kevin Shadrach Named Capital One Academic All-American

TOWSON, Md. -- Mount Union senior Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma) was named to the Capital One Academic All-America At-Large Third Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

The Capital One Division III Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division III national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2011-12 D-III Academic All-America® teams program.

The Capital One Academic All-America® Men's At-Large program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling.

Shadrach won the Ohio Athletic Conference title at 149 pounds and competed at the NCAA Championships this past season.  His 36 wins this season is the fourth highest single-season total in school history and his 81 all-time wins at Mount Union is good for 11th on the school's all-time list. He was a two-time All-OAC and Academic All-OAC selection that was also a two-time National Wrestling Coaches Associaiton Scholar All-American.   He graduated with a degree in Health and Physical Education with a 3.85 grade point average.  

To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.

Mount Union assistant to the athletic director Leonard Reich has served on CoSIDA's Academic All-America national committee since 2002.

Since the program's inception in 1952, CoSIDA has bestowed Academic All-America honors on more than 15,000 student-athletes in Divisions I, II, III and NAIA, covering all NCAA championship sports.

For more information about the Academic All-America Teams program, please visit www.cosida.com.

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