SAN FRANCISCO—Five CSU Bakersfield wrestlers were selected Academic All-Pac-12 Tuesday. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and appear in at least 50 percent of his team’s scheduled competition.
Leading the way is redshirt freshman Matt Penyacsek who earned a spot on the first team. Penyacsek is a redshirt freshman who is majoring in health care administration and maintains a 3.72 GPA. Four Roadrunners; Coleman Hammond, Sean Nickell, Russell Rohlfing, and Matt Williams were selected second team Academic All-Conference.
This is the second consecutive year that Hammond was selected second team Academic All-Conference. Williams earned first team Academic All-Conference honors a year ago. Nickell was named second team Academic All-Conference as a true freshman in 2015.