Falcons set record with 15 Academic All-MAC players


The Mid-American Conference announced that 15 members of the Bowling Green football team have been named to the 2022 Academic All-MAC team.

The 15 Falcons breaks the program record set last season with 14. In coach Scot Loeffler’s four-year tenure, BGSU has four of its top five outputs in program history for representation on the Academic All-MAC team.

Darren Anders, Dontrez Brown, Levi Gazarek, Demetrius Hardamon, Brock Horne, Matt McDonald, Jordan Porter and Jake Rogers have earned the honor multiple times in their career.

Jamal Johnson, Mason Lawler, Diego Neri, D.J. Taylor, Bronson Warner, PaSean Wimberly and Alex Wollschlaeger all earned the honor for the first time.

1. Darren Anders, Sr., Management, 3.33 GPA

2. Dontrez Brown, Jr., Social Work, 3.58 GPA

3. Levi Gazarek, So., Sport Management, 3.276 GPA

4. Demetrius Hardamon, Sr., Construction Management and Technology, 3.4 GPA

5. Brock Horne, Jr., Construction Management and Technology, 3.858 GPA

6. Jamal Johnson, So., Pre-Exercise Science, 3.250 GPA

7. Mason Lawler, Sr., Sport Management, 3.285 GPA

8. Matt McDonald, Sr., Sport Management, 3.470 GPA

9.Diego Neri, So., Mathematics, 3.536 GPA

10. Jordan Porter, Jr., Management, 3.34 GPA

11. Jake Rogers, Jr., Accounting, 3.29 GPA

12. D.J. Taylor, Sr., MBA, 3.275 GPA

13. Bronson Warner, So., Individualized Studies, 3.63 GPA

14. PaSean Wimberly, Jr., Architecture/Environmental Design Studies, 3.61 GPA

15. Alex Wollschlaeger, So., Supply Chain Management, 3.64 GPA

Cross country

Nine BGSU cross country student-athletes were named to the Academic All-MAC Team.

The women’s team ranks fourth in the conference with six honorees while three men’s cross country student athletes also received the award. Five of Bowling Green’s nine honorees currently boast a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Bowling Green’s list includes Raegan Burkey, Kristin Groppe, Elise Johnson, Kailee Perry, Katerina Shuble and Emma Steingass on the women’s side, as well as Christian Gagliardi, Charlie Nowinski and Omar Vazquez on the men’s side.

Shuble, Johnson, Perry, Groppe, Gagliardi and Vazquez have all received the honor multiple times, while sophomores Burkey, Steingass and Nowinski all earned the award in their first year of eligibility.

BGSU Women’s Cross Country Academic All-MAC

1. Raegan Burkey, Sophomore, International Business, 4.000

2. Elise Johnson, Senior, Master’s in Communication Disorders, 4.000

3. Kailee Perry, Senior, Exercise Science, 4.000

4. Katerina Shuble, Senior, Master’s in Architecture, 4.000

5. Kristin Groppe, Junior, Management, 3.596

6. Emma Steingass, Sophomore, Business Admin, 3.689

BGSU Men’s Cross Country Academic All-MAC

1. Charlie Nowinski, Sophomore, Sport Management, 4.000

2. Christian Gagliardi, Junior, Economics, 3.901

3. Omar Vazquez, Junior, Exercise Science, 3.642

BGSU soccer

A total of 14 Bowling Green State University men’s soccer student-athletes have been named to the Academic All-MAC.

BGSU’s list includes Joey Akpunonu, Alberto Anaya, Jake Bergin, Kyle Blasingame, Kyle Cusimano, Gaetano D’Argento, Josh Erlandson, Abdi Faqi, Brendan Graves, Jensen Lukacsko, Sergi Martinez, Nathan Masters, Kale Nichols and Eli Shope.

BGSU’s total was the highest in the conference.

Lukacsko and Nichols each were named to the team for the fourth consecutive year, while Faqi made the academic all-conference squad for the third-straight season. Akpunonu and Cusimano landed on the team for the second consecutive year.

1. Joey Akpunonu, Jr., Biology, 4.000 GPA

2. Alberto Anaya, So., Finance, 3.625 GPA

3. Jake Bergin, So., Business Administration, 3.720 GPA

4. Kyle Blasingame, So., Individualized Business, 3.224 GPA

5. Kyle Cusimano, Jr., Information Systems, 3.781 GP

6. Gaetano D’Argento, So., Deciding Student Program, 3.576 GPA

7. Josh Erlandson, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.838 GPA

8. Abdi Faqi, Sr., Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law, 3.478 GPA

9. Brendan Graves, Jr., Business Analytics & Intelligence, 3.803 GPA

10. Jensen Lukacsko, Sr., Supply Chain Management, 3.921 GPA

11. Sergi Martinez, Sr., Analytics, 3.217 GPA

12. Nathan Masters, Sr., Sport Management, 3.272 GPA

13. Kale Nichols, Sr., Finance, 3.864 GPA

14. Eli Shope, Sr., Exercise Science, 3.793 GPA

BGSU volleyball

The MAC announced a total of 89 student-athletes were named across the conference with Bowling Green totaling nine.

Akron led the way with 10, followed closely by Bowling Green, Ball State and Ohio, all with nine.

The Falcons have had at least nine student-athletes recognized in four consecutive seasons and at least seven in each of the last seven seasons.

“How you do anything is how you do everything’ is something we emphasize and teach our student-athletes,” BGSU coach Danijela Tomic said. “It is not surprising that our team continues to exemplify the culture of excellence not only on the court but more importantly in the classroom.”

Bowling Green Academic All-MAC Selections

1. Petra Indrova, Sr., International Business, 3.868 GPA

2. Alex Laboy, Jr., Psychology, 3.867 GPA

3. Kat Mandly, So., Psychology, 3.593 GPA

4. Alexis Mettille, Jr., Accounting, 3.888 GPA

5. Katelyn Meyer, Sr., Graduate Degree, 3.333 GPA

6. Yelianiz Torres, Sr., Psychology, 3.879 GPA

7. Mia Tyler, So., Pre-Exercise Science, 3.888 GPA

8. Jaden Walz, Jr., Human Development and Family Studies, 3.491 GPA

9. Julia Walz, Sr., Applied Health Science, 3.444 GPA

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