2017 National Champion Dan Del Gallo (149)

Southern Maine’s Daniel Del Gallo Earns First Team Academic All-District Honors

Southern Maine’s Daniel Del Gallo Earns First Team Academic All-District Honors

GORHAM, Maine – The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced its Academic All-District At-Large teams for all three NCAA divisions this week and University of Southern Maine senior standout Daniel Del Gallo (Gardiner, Maine) was among the 11 student-athletes voted to the District One NCAA Division III team by the district members of CoSIDA.  It is the second time in his career that Del Gallo has earned first-team Academic All-District honors, first earning the academic honor in May of 2016. Del Gallo is the second USM student-athlete to earn first team Academic All-District honors this year, joining senior Mary Caron (Lewiston, Maine/St. Dominic's Academy) of the softball team.

To be nominated for the Academic All-District team, a student-athlete must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.30 or above. Del Gallo carries a 3.957 GPA while majoring in Philosophy and Sociology.  With his repeat selection to the All-District first team, Del Gallo is now eligible for the Academic All-America ® national ballot.  The Division III Academic All-America ® teams will be announced at the end of May.  A 2016 second team Academic All-American ®, Del Gallo became just the sixth University of Southern Maine student-athlete to earn the prestigious academic award and the first to do so since former baseball standout Chris Bernard (Scarborough, Maine) earned second team honors in 2014. 

Recently named the 2017 Roland Wirths Memorial Award winner during the athletics' department year-end honors banquet, Del Gallo's repeat selection to the  Academic All-District First Team is one of several academic, athletic or leadership honors he has earned during his remarkable career as a Husky student-athlete career. Concluding his career as the 2017 National Champion at 149-pound, Del Gallo ends his four seasons with Southern Maine wrestling as its most highly decorated student-athlete and all-time leader in wins with a record of 137-19. Completing his senior season with a near-perfect record of 45-1, Del Gallo is a three-time NCAA National qualifier, three-time NCAA Northeast All-Region place winner, and the third Southern Maine wrestler to earn All-American honors.  Named the 2017 New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) and Pilgrim Wrestling League Wrestler of the Year.  Just the fourth Husky wrestler to compete at the national championship more than once in their career, joining USM greats Adam Farrington (1999, 2001), Mike Morin (2008, 2009, 2010), and Jonathan Deupree (2014, 2015), Del Gallo became the second Husky wrestler to earn All-American honors, joining USM's head coach Mike Morin (2009, 2010) and Matt Ulrich (2010) on the coveted list. 

 Del Gallo's achievements on the mat are equal to his success in the classroom as a four-time NWCA Scholar All-American, and a two-time recipient of the NCAA's Elite 90 Academic Award – an award presented to the student-athlete with the highest grade point average at his or her national championship event.  He is a three-time recipient of the William B. Wise Scholar-Athlete honor, and was named the 2016 USM Student-Athlete of the Year as a junior. 

 

 

NCAA Division III District One At Large First Team

Sport

Student-Athlete

Institution

 

Class

Hometown

GPA

Major(s)

Wrestling

Dan Del Gallo

Southern Maine

 

Sr.

Gardiner, Maine

3.94

Philosophy & Sociology

 

Ice Hockey

 

Braeden Ostepchuk

 

Norwich

 
 

Jr.

 

Lethbridge, Alberta

 

4.00

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Tennis

 

Vlad Murad

 

Colby

 
 

Sr.

 

Bacau, Romania

 

4.04

 

Computer Science

 

Swimming

 

Tim Petri

 

WPI

 
 

Sr.

 

Eskjo, Sweden

 

4.00

 

Computer Science

 

Swimming

 

Andrew Bauer

 

WPI

 
 

Sr.

 

Cumberland, RI

 

3.67

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

Ice Hockey

 

Albee Daley

 

UMass Boston

 
 

Sr.

 

Averill Park, NY

 

3.92

 

Exercise Science

 

Swimming

 

Jack Bauer

 

WPI

 
 

So.

 

Cumberland, RI

 

3.95

 

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

 

Lacrosse

 

Harris Stolzenberg

 

MIT

 
 

Sr.

 

Weston, Fla.

 

3.84

 

Finance

 

Swimming

 

Joshua Tomazin

 

MIT

 
 

Jr.

 

Austin, Texas

 

3.76

 

Computer Science & Engineering

 

Volleyball (men)

 

Kyle Jasuta

 

Springfield

 
 

So.

 

Manhattan Beach, CA

 

3.96

 

Finance & Accounting

 

Lacrosse

 

Tyler Olney

 

Tufts

 

Sr.

Clifton Park, NY

3.85

Mechanical Engineering

 
 

University of Southern Maine 

Student Athletes who have been recognized by CoSIDA

Academic All-America ® of the Year

Ashley Marble, Women's Basketball (College Division)

2007

 

 

 

 

Academic All-America ®

Daniel Del Gallo, Wrestling

Second Team, 2016

 
 
 

Chris Bernard, Baseball

Second Team, 2014

 
 

Molly Carl, Women's Cross Country/Track & Field

Third Team, 2012

 
 

Ashley Marble, Women's Basketball

First Team, 2007

 
 

Darryl Whitney, Men's Track & Field/Cross Country

Second Team, 2003

 
 

Allison Drury, Field Hockey (Fall-Winter At-Large)

Third Team, 2000

 

 

 

 

Academic All-District One

Dan Del Gallo, Wrestling

First Team, 2017

 
 

Mary Caron, Softball

First Team, 2017

 
 

Nicole Kirk, Women's Track & Field/Cross Country

First Team, 2016

 
 

Dan Del Gallo, Wrestling

First Team, 2016

 
 

Chris Bernard, Baseball

First Team, 2014

 
 

Molly Carl, Women's Track & Field/Cross Country

First Team, 2012

 
 

Collin Henry, Baseball

First Team, 2010

Emily Artesani, Women's Track & Field/Cross Country

Second Team, 2010

Justin Richardson, Men's Track & Field/Cross Country

First Team, 2010

 
 

Collin Henry, Baseball

First Team, 2009

Ryan Pike, Baseball

First Team, 2009

Stacey Kent, Women's Basketball

Second Team, 2009

 
 

Stacey Kent, Women's Basketball

Second Team, 2008

 
 

Ashley Marble, Women's Basketball

First Team, 2007

Christa Hutchinson, Women's Track & Field

First Team, 2007

Virginia Flood, Lacrosse (At-Large)

Second Team, 2007

 
 

Ashley Marble, Women's Basketball

First Team, 2006

 
 

Stacy LeBlanc, Soccer

Second Team, 2005

Ashley Marble, Women's Basketball

Third Team, 2005

 
 

Darryl Whitney, Track/Cross Country

First Team, 2003

Sarah McLean, Softball

First Team, 2003

Amy Swanberg, Track/Cross Country

Second Team, 2003

 
 

Sarah McLean, Softball

Second Team, 2002

 
 

Allison Drury, Field Hockey (F-W At-Large)

First Team, 2000

Sarah Drury, Soccer (F-W At-Large)

Third Team, 2000

June LaVallee, Softball

First Team, 2000

Julie Plant, Basketball

Second Team, 2000

 

 

Julie Plant, Softball

First Team, 1999

June LaVallee, Softball

Second Team, 1999

Tracy Libby, Basketball

Second Team, 1999

Allison Drury, Field Hockey (F-W At-Large)

Second Team, 1999

 

 

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