Ilitch Business student-athletes receive All-GLIAC recognition for football

Fifty members of the Wayne State University football team were recognized with GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) All-Academic accolades, which ranked second in the league behind Michigan Tech’s 64 honorees. The 50 recipients is the third most in program history. Over the last 11 years, 416 Warrior football student-athletes have earned GLIAC All-Academic honors.

Of the 50 athletes honored, 28 are Mike Ilitch School of Business students.

Student-athletes receiving GLIAC All-Academic Excellence Team honors for maintaining a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 were graduate student Noah Nicklin (M.B.A.), redshirt senior Shavez Hawkins, Jr., (management), senior Jay Solano (accounting), redshirt juniors Max Nicklin (finance), Ty Potter (marketing), Kane Quinlan (marketing), Drake Reid (finance) and Jarrett Short (finance), redshirt sophomores Maxx Fisher (global supply chain management), Blake Gilliam (marketing) and Jeremy Taras (management), along with redshirt freshmen Aaron Mass (management), John Rayba (finance), Gus Taylor (management) and Aidan Tweedy (finance).

Noah Nicklin was honored for the fourth straight season, while Potter, Quinlan, Reid, Short and Solano were recognized for the third time in their careers. Fisher, Gilliam, Hawkins, Jr. and Taras were honored for the second straight year. Mass, Rayba, Taylor and Tweedy are recipients in their first season eligible. Max Nicklin ascended to the Excellence Team after two years on the All-Academic squad.

Student-athletes receiving All-Academic Team recognition for maintaining a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 3.49 were graduate students Will Butler (M.B.A.), Cooper Kukal (M.B.A.) and Nick Poterack (M.B.A.), redshirt seniors Charles Ellington III (automotive supply chain management, information systems management) and Joe Wright III (accounting), redshirt junior McKinley Underwood (accounting), redshirt sophomores Caleb Green (finance), David Green (finance), Myles Harris (accounting) and Brayden Vredeveld (marketing), along with redshirt freshmen Charles Coy III (marketing), Brody Dalton (finance) and Owen Salingue (finance).

Kukal and Poterack were recognized for the fifth time in their careers, while Wright III received his fourth consecutive GLIAC All-Academic recognition. Butler, Ellington III and Underwood were honored for the third straight season. Caleb Green, David Green, Harris and Vredeveld were recognized for the second consecutive year. Earning the award for the first time were Coy III, Dalton and Salingue.

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