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Minot State wrestler Jordan Will pins both athletic and academic accolades

Over the past two years, Minot State’s Jordan Will has proven that he is as formidable at wrestling with numbers as he is opponents on the mat.

Earning degrees in accounting, finance, and management, Will was selected for the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) All-District At-Large Team on Thursday for his academic and wrestling achievements. Last year, Will earned recognition as a CoSIDA Academic All-American for wrestling, in addition to earning the same honor in football this academic year.

In 2021, Will earned the Dr. William Britton Scholar-Athlete Award and the Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). A year earlier, he was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, and in 2019 named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) All-Academic Team.

Student-athletes involved in wrestling, skiing, fencing, lacrosse, tennis, swimming & diving, hockey, water polo, gymnastics, men’s volleyball, and golf qualify for the CoSIDA All-District Academic At-Large Team honors. However, eligibility hinges on a student-athlete not only being in their second season of participating in one of the qualifying sports at their school, but to also maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and having played in at least half of their team’s games that season while serving as a starter or significant contributor.

During his time at Minot State, he achieved a winning percentage of 74 percent, going 54-19 overall. Furthermore, his resume includes the 2018-2019 Super Regional V heavyweight title and a berth to the 2018-2019 NCAA Division II National Championship.

Currently, Will is eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-American honors for a second straight year in wrestling, accounting for a cumulative third time of qualifying for the award in his competitive career at Minot State.

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