March 27, 2013
Eight members of the Minnesota Wrestling team have earned spots on the 2012-13 Winter Academic All-Big Ten list, as announced today by league officials.
Wrestling’s honorees include Nick Dardanes, Scott Schiller, Kevin Steinhaus, and Danny Zilverberg, all of whom were consistent starters for the Gophers during the regular season. In addition, Schiller and Dardanes earned All-American status at this year’s NCAA Championship Tournament in Des Moines, Iowa. Thane Antczak, Tom Giamio, Randy Hanson, and Corey Hodowanic also make the list after occasionally cracking into the starting lineup in select duals throughout the year. Hanson leads the honorees with a 3.59 GPA in the University of Minnesota’s School of Kinesiology. Steinhaus, also a Kinesiology student, follows with a 3.398 mark.
To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a career grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better.
Overall, the conference's list of honored student-athletes features 38 men's and 54 women's basketball players, 53 men's and 50 women's gymnasts, 124 men's and 211 women's swimmers and divers and 90 wrestlers.
Thane Antczak, Sr. (Kinesiology)
Nick Dardanes, Jr. (Sport Management)
Tom Giaimo, Sr. (Computer Science)
Randy Hanson, Jr. (Kinesiology)
Corey Hodowanic, Jr. (Kinesiology)
Scott Schiller, Jr. (Business and Marketing Education)
Kevin Steinhaus, Sr. (Kinesiology)
Danny Zilverberg, Sr. (Business and Marketing Education)
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