Accounting and Finance major Ryan Katulski selected to CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team

This story originally appeared on the Wayne State Athletics website

Wayne State University junior swimmer Ryan Katulski (Novi, Mich.) was voted to the CoSIDA Academic At-Large All-America Second Team as announced by the organization earlier this afternoon.

Katulski, who served as a team co-captain in 2018-19, was a five-time All-American (four First Teams and one Honorable Mention) this past March.  He assisted WSU to second-place finishes in the 200 medley relay (1:25.23) and the 400 medley relay (3:10.24) as the anchor.  Katulski helped the Warriors to a second-place finish as the lead off in the 200 free relay (1:18.79) and also led off the third-place quartet in the 400 free relay (2:56.83).  He finished 11th in the 50 free (20.02).

At the GLIAC Championships in February, Katulski was a six-time All-GLIAC swimmer (four First Team, one Second Team, and one Third Team).  He anchored the winning quartets of the 200 medley relay (B-cut time of 1:26.28) and the 400 medley relay (B-cut time of 3:11.26), both breaking GLIAC meet records and Cleveland State pool records.  Katulski anchored the winning group of the 400 free relay (B-cut time of 2:58.35) and notched a victory in the 50 free (B-cut time of 20.19).  He led off the second-place quartet of the 200 free relay (B-cut time of 1:20.26) and finished third in the 100 free (B-cut time of 44.71).  Katulski also claimed the top spot in the "B" finals of the 200 free (1:40.67). 

Academically, he has earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll (term GPA 3.5+) his first five semesters semesters, including a 4.00 term GPA for Fall 2017.  He is also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).  Katulski maintains a 3.79 cumulative grade-point average in Accounting through 102 hours at WSU.

The selection of Katulski give the WSU men's and women's swimming and diving programs 24 CoSIDA Academic All-American selections in school history, all coming in the last 15 years.  He finished in the top 30 nationally out of over 1,200 nominees from across the country in Division II.

The Google Cloud Academic All-America® program is being financially supported by the NCAA Division II national governance structure to assist CoSIDA with handling the awards fulfillment aspects for the 2018-19 Division II Academic All-America® teams program.

The at-large program for the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo for both men and women; bowling, crew and field hockey for women; and volleyball and wrestling for men.

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