Gadson, Moreno Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors
IRVING, Texas – The 2014 Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling Team was announced by league officials. Redshirt junior Kyven Gadson and redshirt freshman Gabe Moreno were selected to the Academic All-Big 12 First-Team, his first Big 12 academic honor.
The academic accolades are the first for both Cyclone grapplers.
First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA while the second team selections hold a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify for Academic All-Big 12 honors, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests.
Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.
Gadson, a Waterloo, Iowa native, maintained a 3.37 cumulative GPA in the classroom over the past two semesters.
The child, adult and family services major is the consensus No. 1 wrestler in the nation at 197 pounds. He finished the season 23-2 with a 15-0 record in duals for the second consecutive season.
Moreno, a Urbandale, Iowa native, maintained a 3.31 cumulative GPA in the classroom over the past two semesters.
On the mat, the psychology major has posted a 15-18 overall record in his first season donning the Cardinal and Gold.
Moreno’s season highlights include a seventh-place finish at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational and a 5-4 win over 2013 All-American Ugi Khishignyam of The Citadel at the Southern Scuffle on Jan. 2.
Gadson, Moreno and the rest of the Cyclones travel to Norman, Okla. this weekend for the 2014 Big 12 Wrestling Championship. First round action begins Saturday at 3 p.m. CT in McCasland Fieldhouse.
2014 ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 WRESTLING TEAM FIRST TEAM (3.20-PLUS GPA; *INDICATES NOMINATED WITH A 4.00 GPA)
Name School Class Major
Kyven Gadson, Iowa State RJr. Child, Adult and Family Services
Gabriel Moreno, Iowa State RFr. Psychology
Cody Brewer, Oklahoma So. Sociology
Clark Glass, Oklahoma RFr. Biology
Andrew Howe, Oklahoma Sr. Human Relations
Nick Lester, Oklahoma Sr. Human Relations
Kendric Maple, Oklahoma* Sr. Adult & Higher Education
Jarrod Patterson, Oklahoma Sr. Human Relations
Travis Rutt, Oklahoma Sr. Health & Exercise Science
Darnell Bortz, Oklahoma State Sr. Industrial Eng. & Mgmt.; Ag Economics
Nolan Boyd, Oklahoma State RFr. Undecided
Tommy Diaz, Oklahoma State Sr. Secondary Ed.; Math
Josh Kindig, Oklahoma State Jr. Education
Chris Perry, Oklahoma State Sr. Education
Tyler Caldwell, Oklahoma State* Sr. Education
SECOND TEAM (3.00 TO 3.19 GPA)
Blake Rosholt, Oklahoma State Sr. Education
Nathan Pennesi, West Virginia Sr. Engineering