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Six Student-Athletes Recognized for Academic Prowess

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Conor Manning ’20 was named the 57th Academic All-American in Washington & Jefferson College history by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the organization announced Dec. 11.

Manning is the 16th First Team Academic All-America selection for W&J since 1978. He becomes the first W&J football player to be named to the First Team since Mitch Erdely earned the distinction in 2009.

Five other W&J student-athletes were named Academic All-District this fall by CoSIDA.

Joining Manning with First Team Academic All-District® Football honors were Keaton Turney ’20, along with Alex Keith ’22 and Joey Koroly ’22. The W&J football program also had four student-athletes recognized on the Academic All-District First Team in 2014 and 2017.

CoSIDA selected Michael Komaniak ’22 to the 2019 Academic All-District® Men’s Soccer First Team. Hannah Johnston ’21 rounded out the group of Presidents recognized for their solid work on the field and in the classroom, as she was voted to the 2019 Academic All-District® Women’s Soccer First Team.

To be eligible for the award, voted on by Sports Information Directors, student-athletes must maintain a cumulative 3.30 GPA or higher and must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at their institution. Nominees must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games and be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic and academic credentials.