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Kent State Students Named to Academic All-MAC Team

Posted Apr. 29, 2013

Kent State senior Tommy Sasfy (Reynoldsburg, Ohio) and sophomore Andrew Candiello (Pittsburgh, Pa.) were named to the 2013 Academic All-Mid-American Conference (MAC) Wrestling Team, as selected by conference faculty representatives. Of the eight MAC wrestling institutions, Kent State was one of just two teams with multiple wrestlers receiving the honor.

Sasfy also earned Academic All-MAC honors in 2011 and claimed Academic All-MAC honorable mention in 2012. A life science major, he has a 3.43 cumulative grade point average. This season, he placed fifth at the MAC Championships and grabbed sixth place finishes at the Ashland Open and Cleveland State Open.

Candiello won nine matches on the year and claimed his first career MAC dual victory on Feb. 1 at Eastern Michigan. He has a 3.71 GPA as a pre-med, biology major.

The duo helped the Golden Flashes finish second in the MAC regular season standings at 4-1. Kent State finished 24th in the final team standings of the NCAA Championships, its fourth Top 25 finish in the last five seasons.