March 24, 2009
DeKalb, Ill. - The Mid American Conference announced Tuesday that Northern Illinois sophomore Bryan O'Connor (Carol Stream, Ill. /Glenbard North) has been named to the 2009 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team.
"We are very proud to see Bryan excel both on the mat and in the classroom," said head coach Dave Grant.
O'Connor, a physical therapy major, has posted a 3.489 cumulative grade point average. He went 3-3 in dual meets this season, recording one win by pin. O'Connor finished the season with a 3-1 decision victory, to end the year with a record of 6-6 at 165 pounds.
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 3.2 cumulative GPA. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.
2009 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team
Kevin Smith, University of Buffalo, Sophomore, 3.57, Exercise Science
Vince DiDona, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.31, Marketing
Chris Jenkins, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.49, Criminal Justice
Ross Tice, Kent State, redshirt Freshman, 3.42, Education-Integrated Mathematics
Bryan O'Connor, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, 3.489, Physical Therapy
Seth Morton, Ohio, Junior, 3.44, Physical Therapy