Ilitch Business student-athletes receive All-GLIAC recognition for football
Eleven student-athletes on the 2022 Wayne State University football team have been named to All-GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) Teams, including two Warriors who were selected to the All-GLIAC First Team. Of the athletes honored, seven are Mike Ilitch School of Business students.
Junior running back Kendall Williams (management) and sophomore right tackle Blake Bustard (finance) earned First Team All-GLIAC honors.
During the regular season, Williams led the GLIAC in yards per carry (7.3), while ranking second in all-purpose yards per game (155.8) and fourth in rushing yards per game (68.0). He led WSU in rushing yards (680), receiving yards (417) and kickoff return yards (461). Williams’ 21.0 yards per kickoff return ranked third in the GLIAC (min. 13 returns). His selection marks the third straight year a Wayne State running back has earned First Team All-GLIAC honors. Williams was a Second Team All-GLIAC selection in 2021.
Bustard started at right tackle in all 10 games (first career start was at Slippery Rock) and played every offensive snap in seven contests. He helped the Warriors rank fourth in the GLIAC in both rushing yards per game (163.1) and rushing touchdowns (21). Bustard saw action with the PAT/FG unit in all 10 contests. His selection marks the fourth straight year a WSU offensive tackle has been honored with First Team All-GLIAC accolades.
Sophomore place-kicker Griffin Milovanski (management) and junior defensive back Drake Reid (business administration) were voted to the All-GLIAC Second Team.
Milovanski becomes the first WSU place-kicker to earn First or Second Team All-League recognition since Stefan Terleckyj was honored in 2012. He ranked second among all GLIAC kickers with eight made field goals, and connected on the longest field goal in the GLIAC this season at 48 yards (vs. Shaw). Milovanski ranked second in the GLIAC in field goal percentage (73% / 8-of-11 / min. 8 attempts).
Reid received Second Team All-GLIAC recognition after being an Honorable Mention All-GLIAC recipient a year ago. He led the WSU secondary with six pass break-ups and 44 tackles, plus had an interception at Davenport.
Named to the All-GLIAC Honorable Mention Team were graduate student linebacker Matt Buschman (M.B.A.), senior defensive tackle Charles Ellington III (automotive supply chain management), and graduate student tight end Nick Poterack (M.B.A.).
Buschman led all of NCAA Division 2 with five fumble recoveries during the regular season. He was also among the GLIAC leaders in interceptions (2), total tackles (67), tackles per game (6.7) and sack yards (19). Buschman led the Warriors in TFL yards (36), while also forcing a GLIAC-best four fumbles. In addition, he was second on the team in tackles for loss (6.5).
Ellington finished second on the team with 5.5 tackles for loss, among his career-high 34 tackles (14 solo, 20 assisted). He helped WSU rank fourth in the GLIAC in rushing yards allowed (150.1).
Poterack received his third All-GLIAC honor, having been named Honorable Mention All-GLIAC in 2019 and First Team All-GLIAC in 2021. He was third on the team with 23 receptions, while leading the squad with three touchdown catches. Poterack’s 291 receiving yards was second on the team.
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