Sports in Brief: Mavs rewarded for team GPA

College Wrestling

Mavericks rewarded for team GPA

The Mesa State College wrestling team was recognized with the National Wrestling Coaches Association third-highest grade point average in NCAA Division II this season.

Jon Gappmaier made the NWCA All-Academic second team with a 3.50 GPA in business administration. Gappmaier finished the season 18-13.

Kyle Brightman, Jared Cass, Trevor Donarski, Tyler Nelson, Trevor Stapp, Telbe Storbeck and Bery Tack were honorable mention.

Gappmaier, Brightman and Nelson also made the RMAC All-Academic first team, announced Monday. Brightman has a 3.76 GPA in education and Nelson has a 3.60 GPA in mathmatics. Donarski, Storbeck and Tack made the second team.

Team GPA’s are calculated by averaging the cumulative grade point averages of 10 wrestlers from each team. This is the first time since the wrestling program was reinstated in 2006 the Mavericks made the top five in the Division II.

College Golf

Mesa women in 10th in Phoenix

Mesa State junior Jennifer Hilts scored a four-over-par 76 and is tied for ninth place Monday after the first round of the Grand Canyon (Ariz.) Invitational in Phoenix.

The Mavericks are in 10th place with a score of 321. California State-Monterey Bay leads the tournament with 302.

Kristina Casillas is tied for 30th with 79, Jessica Berve shot 81 and Afton Balling scored 85.

The final round takes place today at the Palm Valley Golf Club.


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