Two King High Alums have earned Academic All American honors at CBU. Read the Cal Baptist article below:
By Andrew Shortall, Asst. Sports Information Director at Cal Baptist University
First posted at cbulancers.com
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – A pair of Riverside natives and California Baptist University athletes, Nolan Kistler and Joseph Moorman, were named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic NCAA Division II At-Large All-America teams on Wednesday.
News came almost a month after Kistler and Moorman were named CoSIDA All-District 8 first-teamers on April 11th. Both Kistler and Moorman were elite-level performers in the classroom and on the mat or in the pool.
Kistler was one of 16 D-II athletes to be named a CoSIDA Academic All-America first-teamer. The criminal justice major qualified for the NCAA Division II Championships for the third year in a row this season. The junior became a two-time All-American by placing fourth in his 174-pound weight bracket.
Overall, Kistler finished the season with a 29-11 record after moving up a weight class for the second year in a row. He also won the Super Region IV individual title and took third at the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
It’s another top academic award for Kistler, who was named the RMAC Academic Wrestler of the Year. He also earned the RMAC Summit and NCAA Division II Elite 90 awards for the second year in a row for having the highest cumulative grade-point average of any wrestler competing at the conference and Division II Championships.
Moorman earned second-team honors from CoSIDA’s Academic All-America program. He graduated as undeniably the top goalkeeper in CBU men’s water polo history. The senior psychology major compiled 1,914 career saves and 89 games with 10 or more saves in his career. Both figures are far above the runner-up marks of are both well ahead of 1,129 and 41 set by runner-up Austen Ramer.
For the second year in a row, Moorman was essentially voted the top goalkeeper in Division II for the second year in a row, as the only goalie on the first team, in his senior season. The Riverside native earned the All-WWPA first-team award after he blocked a CBU single-season record 451 shots and logged 20 games with 10 or more saves. He also forced 50 steals and notched seven assists.