CLEVELAND, Ohio - Miami University kicker MASON KRYSINSKI has been selected to 2012 Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions.

The Shelby Township, Mich. junior, a graduate of Eisenhower High School, has compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.95, majoring in biochemistry.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics.  To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.  First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award.

"I have been very blessed to have professors who do an incredible job on making my learning experience very personal and far reaching," said Krysinski. "A couple of my professors in particular, Dr. Benjamin Gung (organic chemistry) and Dr. Ann Hagerman (biochemistry), have really spent the time and the effort to challenge me to take my experience to another level. Dr. Gung has afforded me with the opportunity to study organic synthesis chemistry in his research lab and has offered me the ability to transform my classroom experiences into a real world encounter. In another example, I've spent a significant amount of time with Dr. Hagerman during her office hours where I was always encouraged to question classroom concepts on a deeper level. As my academic advisor, she has also taken a personal interest in ensuring that I am best prepared to enter medical school and that I have explored all possible career paths. I figure that when you have professors willing to spend that much effort with a student, it is hard not to do well."

The number of honorees on the Academic All-MAC team is equivalent to the number of first-team selections or 33% of the number of nominees, whichever is greater.  The remaining student-athletes have been recognized as Academic Honorable Mention selections. Among Miami's student-athletes chosen Honorable Mention are Brad Bednar (3.35 GPA, Mentor, OH), Collin Boucher (3.25 GPA, Kettering, OH), Chrishawn Dupuy (3.31 GPA, New Orleans, LA), Luke Swift (3.20 GPA, Greenwood, IN), Chris Wade (3.25 GPA, Slidell, LA), Wes Williams (3.23 GPA, Houston, TX), Joseph Williams (3.33 GPA, Houston, TX) and David Zulandt (3.37 GPA, Chardon, OH).

2012 Academic All-MAC

Robert Stein, Akron, Freshman, 3.82 GPA, Mechanical Engineering (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Zane Fakes, Ball State, Senior, 3.58 GPA, Exercise Science (Plainfield, Ind.)

#& Scott Kovanda, Ball State, Senior, 3.80 GPA, Finance (Hartland, Mich.)

Tony Martin, Ball State, Senior, 3.40 GPA, Physical Education (Park Hills, Mo.)

Nick Miles, Ball State, Sophomore, 3.54 GPA, Business (Burlington, N.C.)

Jacob Richard, Ball State, Sophomore, 3.64 GPA, Business (Carmel, Ind.)

Tyler Beck, Bowling Green, Junior, 3.77 GPA, Accounting (Wyomissing, Pa.)

Dominic Flewellyn, Bowling Green, Junior, 3.24 GPA, Accounting (Maple Heights, Ohio)

Gabe Martin, Bowling Green, Sophomore, 3.49 GPA, Marketing (Grand Blanc, Mich.)

Tyler Tate, Bowling Green, Freshman, 4.00 GPA, Exercise Science (Carroll, Ohio)

# Alex Neutz, Buffalo, Junior, 3.59 GPA, Business Administration (Grand Island, N.Y.)

# Colby Way, Buffalo, Junior, 3.49 GPA, Computer Engineering (State College, Pa.)

Richie Hogan, Central Michigan, Junior, 3.45 GPA, Health and Fitness (Laguna Hills, Calif.)

# Ryan Radcliff, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.47 GPA, Accounting (Sherwood, Ohio)

A.J. Westendorp, Central Michigan, Junior, 3.96 GPA, Biomedical Sciences (Holland, Mich.)

#& Cody Wilson, Central Michigan, Senior, 3.66 GPA, Marketing (Rochester Hills, Mich.)

# Jay Karutz, Eastern Michigan, Senior, 3.88 GPA, Individualized Studies (North Ryde, New South Wales)

Jake Dooley, Kent State, Senior, 3.32 GPA, Business Management (Mason, Ohio)

#& Spencer Keith, Kent State, Senior, 3.74 GPA, Pre-Med Biology (Little Rock, Ark.)

Anthony Meray, Kent State, Sophomore, 3.89 GPA, Exercise Specialist (Spanaway, Wash.)

# Mason Krysinski, Miami, Junior, 3.95 GPA, Biochemistry (Shelby Township, Mich.)

Alan Baxter, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.63 GPA, Finance (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)

#& Nabal Jefferson, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.69 GPA, Accountancy (Chicago, Ill.)

# Ryan Neir, Northern Illinois, Senior, 4.00 GPA, MBA (Roscoe, Ill.)

Jason Schepler, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.87 GPA, Electrical Engineering (Sycamore, Ill.)

Courtney Stephen, Northern Illinois, Senior, 3.78 GPA, Psychology (Brampton, Ontario, Canada)

Rob Sterling, Northern Illinois, Sophomore, 3.66 GPA, Accountancy (Lansing, Ill.)

JD Bales, Ohio, Senior, 3.60 GPA, Mechanical Engineering (Beavercreek, Ohio)

Neal Huynh, Ohio, Senior, 3.20 GPA, Health Services Administration (Altoona, Pa.)

Jeremiah Detmer, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.71 GPA, Education (Hilliard, Ohio)

# Zac Kerin, Toledo, Junior, 3.63 GPA, Civil Engineering (Delaware, Ohio)

A.J. Lindeman, Toledo, Senior, 3.35 GPA, Construction Engineering (Aurora, Ill.)

Greg Mancz, Toledo, Sophomore, 3.49 GPA, Finance (Cincinnati, Ohio)

#& Dan Molls, Toledo, Senior, 3.56 GPA, Exercise Science (North Royalton, Ohio)

Ben Pike, Toledo, Senior, 3.58 GPA, Education (Mentor, Ohio)

Matt Wall, Toledo, Junior, 3.85 GPA, Mechanical Engineering (Centerville, Ohio)

Justin Currie, Western Michigan, Sophomore, 3.52 GPA, Criminal Justice (Big Rapids, Mich.)

Chris Prom, Western Michigan, Junior, 3.59 GPA, Secondary Education (Saukville, Wis.)

#2011 Academic All-MAC selection

&2010 Academic All-MAC selection


Honorable Mention

Micklos Blake, Akron

Nico Caponi, Akron

Bryce Cheek, Akron

Jerrod Dillard, Akron

Sean Graves, Akron

Micah Lio, Akron

Joe Petrides, Akron

Kyle Pohl, Akron

Nick Rossi, Akron

Connor Seeman, Akron

Travis Switzer, Akron

Joel Cox, Ball State

Connor Ryan, Ball State

Ronnie Goble, Bowling Green

DeVon McKoy, Bowling Green

Chris Pohlman, Bowling Green

Stephen Stein, Bowling Green

Rudy Johnson, Buffalo

Matt Weiser, Buffalo

Alex Zordich, Buffalo

Nick Beamish, Central Michigan

Jabari Dean, Central Michigan

Kavon Frazier, Central Michigan

Mike Kinville, Central Michigan

Jesse Kroll, Central Michigan

Matt Losiniecki, Central Michigan

Kenny McClendon, Central Michigan

Mike Repovz, Central Michigan

Tyler Allen, Eastern Michigan

Tyler Benz, Eastern Michigan

Alex Gillett, Eastern Michigan

Lincoln Hansen, Eastern Michigan

Andy Mulumba, Eastern Michigan

Bryan Pali, Eastern Michigan

Dominique Sherrer, Eastern Michigan

Chad Bushley, Kent State

Nick Conrad, Kent State

Chris Humphrey, Kent State

Max Plunkett, Kent State

Nate Vance, Kent State

Brad Bednar, Miami

Collin Boucher, Miami

Chrishawn Dupuy, Miami

Luke Swift, Miami

Chris Wade, Miami

Wesley Williams, Miami

Joseph Williams, Miami

David Zulandt, Miami

Jason Meehan, Northern Illinois

Nathan Carpenter, Ohio

Chase Cochran, Ohio

Antwan Crutcher, Ohio

Josh Kristoff, Ohio

Derek Roback, Ohio

Jordan Thompson, Ohio

Matt Weller, Ohio

Mark Singer, Toledo

Matt Carini, UMass

Michael Cox, UMass

Kyle Lark, Western Michigan

Tyler Van Tubbergen, Western Michigan