All-Academic Individuals & Scholar Athletes of the Year – 2018 NCAA DII Men’s Track & Field

NEW ORLEANS – Dustin Nading of Western Oregon, Nolan Ellis of Colorado Mesa, Gatien Airiau of the Academy of Art and Nils Fischer of Angelo State were named the Men’s Scholar Athletes of the Year in NCAA Division II Track & Field on Thursday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).

Combining their accomplishments in the class and in competition during the recently completed academic year, these four men were the most exceptional among a group of 308 male athletes who earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors.

Scholar Athletes of the Year were selected as the highest finishing performers at the NCAA Division II Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships who achieved All-Academic status. Those athletes who won individual NCAA titles ranked higher in the tie-breaking process and cumulative GPA is weighed as the final advantage.

Separate awards are given to track athletes and field athletes for the indoor and outdoor seasons, hence the four categories.

Nading and Ellis collected the honors from the indoor season while Airiau and Fischer were awarded for their work during the outdoor season.

Men’s Indoor Scholar Athlete Award History

Year
Indoor Track
Indoor Field
2018
Dustin Nading, Western Oregon
Nolan Ellis, Colorado Mesa
2017
Rami Gharsalli, Northwood (Mich.)
Corey Reid, Azusa Pacific
2016
Oliver Aitchison, Adams State
Sedeekie Edie, Lincoln (Mo.)
2015
Tyler Pence, Southern Indiana
Lutalo Boyce, TAMU-Kingsville
2014
Brayden Burleigh, Shippensburg
Jeff Peipenbrink, Pittsburg State
2013
Tabor Stevens, Adams State
Brent Vogel, Central Missouri
2012
Akino Ming, Johnson C. Smith
Shawn Boss, Central Missouri
2011
Leford Green, Johnson C. Smith
Brent Vogel, Central Missouri
2010
Aaron Braun, Adams State
Christopher Copeland, Saint Augustine’s
2009
Aaron Braun, Adams State
Matthew Gersick, Adams State
2008
Chris Cummings, Mansfield
Matthew Gersick, Adams State

Nading, a junior majoring in exercise science, recorded a cumulative GPA of 3.86 to collect the Men’s Indoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year. The Longview, Washington native won the mile with a time of 4:13.30 and helped his DMR team to first place (9:41.40) at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships in March.

He is the second athlete from Western Oregon to be named Scholar Athlete of the Year, joining middle distance runner David Ribich who took the honor for the 2017 Outdoor season.

Ellis, a redshirt junior majoring in business administration and marketing, posted a cumulative GPA of 3.64 to collect the Men’s Indoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. The Parker, Colorado native won the national championships in the pole vault with a mark of 5.25 meters (17-2.75) at the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Championships.

He is the first athlete from Colorado Mesa to be honored as a Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Men’s Outdoor Scholar Athlete Award History

Year
Outdoor Track
Outdoor Field
2018
Gatien Airiau, Academy of Art
Nils Fischer, Angelo State
2017
David Ribich, Western Oregon
Florian Obst, Texas A&M-Commerce
2016
Oliver Aitchison, Adams State
Cody Thomas, Alaska Anchorage
2015
Tabor Stevens, Adams State
Javan Gray, TAMU-Kingsville
2014
Johnnie Guy, Southern Indiana
Kyle Steinhauser, Ashland/David Reinhardt, Slippery Rock
2013
Vegard Olstad, Western State
Garrett Grey, Ashland
2012
Akino Ming, Johnson C. Smith
Derrick Vicars, Findlay
2011
Leford Green, Johnson C. Smith
Brent Vogel, Central Missouri
2010
Mark Husted, Colorado Mines
Mike Beeler, Pittsburg State
2009
Joshua Streeter, Adams State
Camille Vandendriessche, Abilene Christian
2008
Aaron Braun, Adams State
Camille Vandendriessche, Abilene Christian

Airiau, a graduate communications and media technologies student and native of Sassnage, France, finished with a cumulative GPA of 3.58 to get selected as the Men’s Outdoor Track Scholar Athlete of the Year. Airiau won the 3000-meter steeplechase title with an 8:46.99 performance at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships in late May. He also finished 16th overall in the 5000-meter race (14:51.74).

He is the first athlete from the Academy of Art to win the Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Fischer, an international business major, recorded a 3.86 cumulative GPA to take home the Men’s Outdoor Field Scholar Athlete of the Year. The sophomore from Germany won the national championships in the javelin with a best toss of 75.19 meters (246-8) at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships.

He is the first athlete rom Angelo State to win the Scholar Athlete of the Year.

All-Academic Individuals

Including the Scholar Athletes of the Year, a total of 308 men earned USTFCCCA All-Academic honors during the 2017-18 track & field seasons.

To qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, student-athletes must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either the indoor or outdoor seasons.

Grand Valley State led all schools with 28 honorees.

2018 USTFCCCA All-Academic Individuals – NCAA Division II Men’s Track & Field

Name Institution
Gatien Airiau Academy of Art University
Marlon Britton Academy of Art University
Rabah Houali Academy of Art University
Victor Moreau Academy of Art University
Kaze Poitier Academy of Art University
Joshua Thorson Academy of Art University
Wyatt Cunningham Adams State University
Tom Gifford Adams State University
Dalton Graham Adams State University
Jon Millar Adams State University
Kris Mugrage Adams State University
Richard Powell Adams State University
Chandler Reid Adams State University
Paddy Robb Adams State University
Isaiah Rodarte Adams State University
Michael Grady Adelphi University
Patrick Sheehan Adelphi University
Nils Fischer Angelo State University
Gabe Galvan Angelo State University
Harry Maslen Angelo State University
Dragan Pesic Angelo State University
Brett Rasberry Angelo State University
Marshall Tousant Angelo State University
Ezekiel Vaughan Angelo State University
Brenden Archer Ashland University
Trevor Bassitt Ashland University
Alex Hill Ashland University
James Toth Ashland University
Nic Zak Ashland University
Josh Barrows Augustana University
Nathan Schroeder Augustana University
Zach Tuschen Augustana University
Connor Bracken Azusa Pacific University
Rich Finical Azusa Pacific University
Chad Ponciano Azusa Pacific University
Chris Striegel Bellarmine University
Bryce Boser Black Hills State University
Jonah Theisen Black Hills State University
Jordan Theisen Black Hills State University
Paul Bentz California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Connor Fisher California State University, Chico
Eddie King California State University, Chico
Kelly McConnell California State University, Chico
Derek Morton California State University, Chico
Omar Edwards California State University, Los Angeles
Ingvar Moseley California State University, Los Angeles
Kristofer Potts-Howard Carson-Newman University
Kieran Showler-Davis Carson-Newman University
Tanner Stepp Carson-Newman University
Tommy Ansiel Cedarville University
Corbin Carlton Central Washington University
Kodiak Landis Central Washington University
Braydon Maier Central Washington University
Nolan Ellis Colorado Mesa University
Michael Fera Colorado Mesa University
Nathan Oglesby Colorado Mesa University
Zachary Clark Colorado School of Mines
Grant Colligan Colorado School of Mines
Josh Evans Colorado School of Mines
Luc Hagen Colorado School of Mines
Josh Hoskinson Colorado School of Mines
Matt Kade Colorado School of Mines
Trevor Lockman Colorado School of Mines
Jake Mitchem Colorado School of Mines
Nathanael Williams Colorado School of Mines
Tevin Donnell Colorado State University-Pueblo
Michael Duran Colorado State University-Pueblo
Shawn Horne Colorado State University-Pueblo
Marcelo Laguera Colorado State University-Pueblo
Orlando Mosley Colorado State University-Pueblo
Paul Roberts Colorado State University-Pueblo
Jacob Smith Colorado State University-Pueblo
Ron Sweeten Colorado State University-Pueblo
Dueth Vassell Colorado State University-Pueblo
Derrick Williams Colorado State University-Pueblo
Drew Dockendorf Concordia University, St. Paul
Josh Johanson Concordia University, St. Paul
Caleb Bridge Concordia University–Portland
Giovanni Brown Concordia University–Portland
Joe Denniston Concordia University–Portland
Josh Koch Concordia University–Portland
Carlos Ortiz Concordia University–Portland
James Phillips Concordia University–Portland
Trent Phelps Dallas Baptist University
Stetson Rayas Dallas Baptist University
Al Lake Davenport University
Jordan Stanford Davenport University
Corey Wefing Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Zachery Farner Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Calahan Warren Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University
Cole Bosley Emporia State University
Payson Maydew Emporia State University
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Israel Barco Fort Hays State University
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Sam Dreiling Fort Hays State University
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Hugo Arlabosse Franklin Pierce University
Dage Minors Franklin Pierce University
Scott Hickam Fresno Pacific University
Emmanuel Arop Grand Valley State University
Thomas Cwiok Grand Valley State University
Evan Fortenberry Grand Valley State University
Hunter Harding Grand Valley State University
Christopher May Grand Valley State University
Alexander Peskin Grand Valley State University
Jon Pung Grand Valley State University
Joseph Renner Grand Valley State University
Joshua Steible Grand Valley State University
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James Howard Harding University
Addison Roberts Harding University
Joseph Humes Hillsdale College
Nathan Jones Hillsdale College
Konnor Maloney Hillsdale College
Adam Wade Hillsdale College
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Christian Jones Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Shabari Bailey Lewis University
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Jakiel David Lincoln University of Missouri
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Tyrese Halls Lincoln University of Missouri
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Owen Smith Lincoln University of Missouri
Roberto Smith Lincoln University of Missouri
Akintunde Akinyemi Lindenwood University
Hunter Watkins Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
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Keith Steinbrecher Merrimack College
Michael Dike Metropolitan State University of Denver
Logan Spooner Minnesota State University Moorhead
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