Bryan O'Connor Named to 2009 Wrestling Academic All-MAC Team

GO HUSKIES Bryan O'Connor was named to 2009 wrestling academic All-MAC team.
GO HUSKIES
Bryan O'Connor was named to 2009 wrestling academic All-MAC team.
GO HUSKIES

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

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