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Gadson, Moreno Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

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Release: 03/05/2014
         
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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)

Name                           School
                        Class               Major

Blake Rosholt,             Oklahoma State           Sr.                    Education
Nathan Pennesi,          West Virginia               Sr.                    Engineering 

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