Phil Moenkedick was named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District At-Large Second Team it was announced on Friday.

Phil Is Academic All-District!

Courtesy of, Release: May 21, 2010

MOORHEAD, Minn. (5/21/10)-- Concordia junior national champion wrestler Phil Moenkedick (Perham, Minn.) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District At-Large Second Team it was announced on Friday.

It is the first time in his career that he has earned the prestigious academic honor. Moenkedick was one of only three athletes in the MIAC in the men's at-large category to earn Academic All-District honors. The at-large category consists of athletes that competed in wrestling, swimming and diving, golf, tennis, gymnastics, field hockey, crew, lacrosse and skiing.

Moenkedick, who carries a 3.50 grade point average while majoring in Physical Education and Health, won the individual national championship in the 174-lb weight class this past March to become the first Cobber national champion since Barry Bennett in 1978. He is only the second NCAA wrestling champion in program history and it marks the fourth time that a CC wrestler has won any national title. Moenkedick also becomes the first national champion in any sport at Concordia since women's diver Annie Cullen won the NCAA title in 2006.

The ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team is part of the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America program, administered by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) a 2,000-member organization consisting of sports public relations professionals for colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The Academic All-America program annually honors over 1600 student-athletes who have succeeded at the highest level on the playing field and in the classroom.

Top student-athletes from non-Division I programs in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ontario and Manitoba are eligible for inclusion on the district team. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.