26 Ilitch School football student-athletes part of record-breaking 51 honorees with GLIAC All-Academic distinction
Fifty one members of the 2020-21 Wayne State University football team were recognized with GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) All-Academic accolades. The 51 recipients shatter the previous school record of 39 set in 2016 and equaled in 2019. Over the last 11 years, 364 Warrior football student-athletes have earned GLIAC All-Academic honors.
Of the 51 student-athletes honored, 26 are Mike Ilitch School of Business students.
Receiving GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team honors for maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 were graduate student Luke Bevilacqua (M.B.A.), redshirt senior Justin Rau (global supply chain management), seniors Taylor McCarty (global supply chain management), Lane Potter (M.B.A.) and Spencer Stephenson (marketing), redshirt juniors Cooper Kukal (marketing) and Reid Thompson (marketing), redshirt sophomores Chuckie Anthony (marketing), Noah Nicklin (finance) and Kevin Skonning (management), along with redshirt freshmen Jackson Griskie (global supply chain management), Frank Potenza III (management), Ty Potter (marketing), Kane Quinlan (marketing), Drake Reid (finance), Jarrett Short (finance) and Jay Solano (accounting).
Rau received his fourth consecutive GLIAC All-Academic recognition. Kukal, McCarty, L. Potter and Thompson were honored for the third straight season, while Anthony, N. Nicklin and Skonning were recognized for the second time in their careers. Griskie, Potenza III, T. Potter, Quinlan, Reid, Short and Solano are recipients in their first season eligible.
Bevilacqua advanced to the Excellence team after three years on the All-Academic squad, while Stephenson moved up to the Excellence team after two years on the All-Academic squad.
Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team (cumulative GPA 3.0-3.49) were redshirt junior Will Butler (management), junior Charles Ellington III (information systems management), redshirt sophomores Nolan Kimmey (marketing) and Joe Wright III (accounting), sophomore Lukas Cusac (management), along with redshirt freshmen Max Nicklin (marketing), Chrishoun Roberts (finance), McKinley Underwood (accounting) and Kendall Williams (management).
Kimmey and Wright III were honored for the second straight season. Earning the award for the first time were Butler, Cusac, Ellington III, M. Nicklin, Roberts, Underwood and Williams.