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Chad Bellis
Chad Bellis was also named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District.
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Appalachian State Wrestling Garners SoCon Academic Honors

App State Wrestling had 21 student-athletes make the 2024 Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll and four student-athletes earn Academic All-SoCon honors.

That total contributed to the Mountaineers posting a team GPA of 3.09 for the spring semester and possessing a cumulative GPA of 3.12.

The Academic All-SoCon recipients were Chad Bellis, Cody Bond, Tommy Askey and Ethan Oakley. Earlier this week, Bellis also was named to the CSC Academic All-District team by the College Sports Communicators.

To be eligible for Academic All-SoCon recognition, student-athletes had to carry at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA at the conclusion of the spring semester and meet participation requirements during the 2023-24 season. Additionally, the student-athletes must have successfully completed at least three semesters at their institutions, making true freshmen and first-year transfers ineligible for inclusion.

The SoCon’s Academic Honor Roll consists of student-athletes who achieve a 3.0 minimum GPA for the academic year while being a member of the final squad list during their sport’s traditional season.

The honor roll members were highlighted by three wrestlers — Bond, Levi Andrews and Joe Zovistoski — who made the list for Commissioner’s Medals that are awarded to student-athletes who attain a GPA of 3.8 or higher throughout the year.

In addition to Andrews, Bond and Zovistoski, the other honor roll members for 2023-24 were, in alphabetical order: Askey, Bellis, Oren Bost, Tomas Brooker, Ike Byers, Anthony Conetta, Jayden Dobeck, Riley Edwards, Logan Eller, Carson Floyd, Heath Gonyer, Nicholas Grizales, Alex Hopper, Kaden Keiser, Colby McBride, Will Miller, Oakley and Gunnar Pool.

{Information provided by Appalachian State Athletics}