NDSU Wrestler Clay Ream Earns CoSIDA Academic All-America® First Team Honors

AUSTIN, Texas – North Dakota State University redshirt junior 157-pounder and two-time NCAA Division I Wrestling Elite 90 Award winner Clay Ream was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Men’s At-Large First Team announced Thursday, June 8.

Ream becomes the second NDSU wrestler to receive CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors joining Steve Anderson, who was named to the men’s at-large college division first team in 1986.

The native of Wentzville, Mo., has a 4.0 in biochemistry and molecular biology. Ream was named the Big 12 Conference Wrestling Scholar-Athlete of the Year and made his third straight appearance on National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic team. He is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling first team selection.

Ream completed in his third NCAA tournament appearance with a 0-2 record. He is 3-6 overall in NCAA competition. Ream compiled a 24-6 record this season including a second place finish at the Big 12 Championships. He has a 71-38 record including 31-10 in duals with 15 pins.

To qualify for CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors, nominees must be a starter or key reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade-point average, sophomore athletic and academic standing, and have completed at least one year at their current institution.

2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America® Division I Men’s At-Large Team

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FIRST TEAM
Sport-Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
Swimming-Ryan Bailey (3), U.S. Naval Academy, Sr., Youngstown, Ohio, 3.98, Operations research
Volleyball-Christy Blough (1), Ohio State, Sr., Ontario, N.Y., 3.98, Biomedical engineering
Swimming-P.J. Dunne, Texas, Sr., Pensacola, Fla., 3.99, Biochemistry / pre-med
Skiing-Michael Fehrenbach, Alaska-Fairbanks, Sr., Saint Margen, Germany, 4.00, Mechanical engineering
Swimming-Anton Ipsen, North Carolina State, Jr., Birkerod, Denmark, 4.00, Industrial engineering
Swimming-Luke Kaliszak, Alabama, Jr., Huntsville, Ala., 3.93, Human perf. Exercise science
Wrestling-Michael Kroells (1), Minnesota, Sr., Belle Plaine, Minn., 3.92, Aerospace engineering
Swimming-Anton McKee (1) (#), Alabama, Sr., Hafnarfjörður, Iceland, 4.00, Management information systems
Lacrosse-Dylan Molloy (3), Brown, Sr., Setauket, N.Y., 3.72, Business, entrepreneurship & org.
Swimming-Ryan Murphy (1) (*), Cal, Sr., Ponte Vedra, Fla., 3.54, Business administration
Swimming-Connor Oslin (1) (#), Alabama, Sr., Kennesaw, Ga., 3.92, Biology (pre-med)
Swimming-PJ Ransford (2), Michigan, Jr., Pittsford, N.Y., 4.00, Mechanical engineering
Wrestling-Clay Ream, North Dakota State, Jr., Wentzville, Mo., 4.00, Biochemistry & molecular biology
Wrestling-Zain Retherford (2), Penn State, Jr., Benton, Pa., 3.72, Finance
Swimming-Pavel Romanov (2), Alabama, Sr., Moscow, Russia, 4.00, Economics / finance

SECOND TEAM
Sport-Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
Swimming-Marat Amaltdinov, Purdue, Jr., Orenburg, Russia, 3.81, Economics
Ice Hockey-Michael Bitzer, Bemidji State, Jr., Moorhead, Minn., 3.81, Exercise science
Swimming-Connor Bos, Gardner-Webb, Sr., Holland, Mich., 4.00, Business
Swimming-Weston Christensen (3), South Dakota State, Sr., Pierre, S.D., 3.94, Civil engineering
Tennis-Lucas Fumagalli (3), U.S. Air Force Academy, Sr., New Braunfels, Texas, 3.85, Mechanical engineering
Gymnastics-Jacopo Gliozzi, William & Mary, So., Fairfax, Va., 4.00, Physics
Diving-Dylan Grisell (3), Florida State, Sr., Toronto, Ontario, 3.95, Biological science
Ice Hockey-Brendan Harms, Bemidji State, Sr., Steinbach, Manitoba, 4.00, Business administration
Lacrosse-Larken Kemp, Brown, Sr., Greenwich, Conn., 3.83, Business, entrepreneurship & org.
Tennis-Harrison Lang, Creighton, Sr., Niwot, Colo., 4.00, Neuroscience
Golf-Maverick McNealy, Stanford, Sr., Portola Valley, Calif., 3.58, Management sci. & engineering
Wrestling-Jason Nolf, Penn State, So., Yatesboro, Pa., 3.75, Kinesiology
Wrestling-Brett Pfarr (3), Minnesota, Sr., Le Sueur, Minn., 3.80, Agricultural & food business mgmt.
Wrestling-Kyle Snyder, Ohio State, Jr., Woodbine, Md., 3.60, Sport industry
Golf-Euan Walker, Missouri, Sr., Troon, Scotland, 4.00, Mathematics

THIRD TEAM
Sport, Name, School, Yr., Hometown, GPA, Major
Tennis-Felix Albert, Hawai’I, Jr., Karlstadt, Germany, 4.00, Finance & international business
Swimming-Jonathan Boland, South Carolina, Sr., Columbia, S.C., 3.98, Exercise science
Swimming-Robert Borowicz, Georgia Tech, Sr., Greenville, S.C., 4.00, Computer science
Swimming-Connor Davis, Cincinnati, Sr., Cincinnati, Ohio, 3.96, Neuroscience & psychology
Fencing-Jonathan Fitzgerald, Notre Dame, Jr., East Brunswick, N.J., 3.42, Arabic / peace studies
Ice Hockey-Max French, Bentley, Sr., W. Kelowna, B.C., 3.83, 3.88 (G), Masters in accountancy
Ice Hockey-Hampus Gustafsson, Merrimack, Sr., Ljungby, Sweden, 4.00, Business
Ice Hockey-Kyle Haak, U.S. Air Force Academy, So., Okemos, Mich., 3.95, Physics
Golf-Bobby Jacobs, Bradley, Sr., Valparaiso, Ind., 4.00, Civil engineering
Tennis-Felipe Jaworski, Georgia State, Sr., Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4.22, Actuarial science
Gymnastics-Justin Karstadt, Minnesota, So., Toronto, Ontario, 3.82, Kinesiology
Water Polo-Mihajlo Milicevic, USC, Jr., Belgrade, Serbia, 3.72, Business administration
Lacrosse-Ben Reeves, Yale, Jr., Macedon, N.Y., 3.88, Molecular / cellular / dev. biology
Ice Hockey-Mike Vecchione, Union (N.Y.), Sr., Saugus, Mass., 3.42, History
Water Polo-Luke Weiser, Brown, Sr., Los Alamitos, Calif., 3.78, Chemistry

CoSIDA Academic All-America® of the Year: Anton McKee, Alabama (note, two-time winner)

1 = 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® first team
2 = 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® second team
3 = 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-America® third team
* = 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-America® second team
# = 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-America® third team

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