Stapff Named First-Team Academic All-America

Daniel Stapff was a First Team Academic All-America selection. Photo by Jim McCurdy

TOWSON, Md. -- Barry University senior men's golfer Daniel Stapff was named to the Capital One/College Sports Information Directors of America Division II Academic All-America At-Large First Team.

Stapff, a finance major who graduated with a 3.93 grade point average, finished fourth at the NCAA Championships in Simpsonville, Ky., last month after shooting 7-under par. At the NCAA Championships, Stapff was named the NCAA Elite 89 award winner, given to the men's golfer with the highest GPA competing at the national championships. It was the second time Stapff won the Elite 89 award.

A native of Curitiba, Brazil, Stapff owns Barry's school records for tournament victories (4) and career stroke average (72.95). He was a First-Team All-American by the Golf Coaches of Association of America in 2011, a two-time Sunshine State Conference Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and won the SSC Player of the Year in 2011.

Junior men's tennis player Marco Mokrzycki was chosen as a Third-Team All-America selection.

Mokrzycki, a Hannover, Germany, native, carries a 3.34 in finance. He went 14-5 this season in earning Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-America honors while playing at No. 1 singles. Mokrzycki was 8-3 against nationally-ranked opponents. He finished the year with a No. 5 national ranking.

As a doubles player, Mokrzycki was 21-6 overall. He and partner Leo Vivas received ITA All-America acclaim, going 14-5 as a team.


Capital One Division II Academic All-America At-Large Team
Academic All-American of the Year:  Luke McPeek, Adams State

Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major Sport
Austin Biefnes (3) Indianapolis Sr. Aurora, Col. 3.99 Chemistry, Pre-Med Swimming
Marko Blazevski Wingate So. Skopje, Macedonia 3.84 Finance Swimming
Ben Boesing Southern Indiana Jr. Floyds Knobs, Ind. 3.90 Business Administration Tennis
Marcus Edgington Augustana (S.D.) Sr. Sioux City, Iowa 3.82 Physics Wrestling
Braden Jackson Wingate Sr. Dallas, N.C. 3.93 Accounting Golf
Matthew Killen Newberry (S.C.) Sr. Yorkshire, England 3.96 Business Administration Golf
Guy Kogel Indianapolis Gr. Nahalal, Israel 3.78 Computer Science, MBA Swimming
Jordan Larsen Colorado School of Mines Sr. Bayfield, Col. 3.98 Civil Engineering Wrestling
Cody Lensing Augustana (S.D.) Sr. Moundsview, Minn. 3.96 Biochemistry Wrestling
Luke McPeek Adams State Gr. Albuquerque, N.M. 3.91 Counseling Wrestling
John Nunns (2) Mount Olive Sr. Fayetteville, N.C. 3.91 Business Administration Volleyball
Mark Rubin Incarnate Word Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. 3.97 Biology Swimming
Erik Söderström Alaska Fairbanks Sr. As, Sweden 3.92 Geography Skiing
Daniel Stapff Barry Sr. Curitiba, Brazil 3.93 Finance Golf
Christopher White St. Cloud State Jr. Rochester, Minn. 3.40 Economics Swimming

Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major Sport
Matt Atkins South Carolina-Aiken Jr. Owensboro, Ky. 3.73 Business Administration Golf
Mark Austen Concordia-St. Paul Jr. Chisago Lakes, Minn.3.98 I.T. Management Golf
Rodolfo Gauto-Mariotti Rockhurst Jr. Asuncion, Paraguay 3.98 Economics Tennis
Trevor Graifman (1) California Baptist Sr. Antioch, Calif. 3.87 Biology Swimming
Jake Greer North Alabama Sr. Birmingham, Ala. 3.31 Sports Management Golf
Jared Griffard Gannon Sr. Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 3.89 Pre-Med Swimming
Jonas Grundstrom Nova Southeastern Sr. Fagersta, Sweden 3.75 Exercise & Sports Science Swimming
Armin Hornikel Nova Southeastern Sr. Goose Creek, S.C. 3.50 Exercise & Sports Science Swimming
Bruce Janzen Florida Southern Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.82 History Swimming
Dalton Jensen Nebraska-Kearny Sr. Missouri Valley, Iowa 3.74 Business Management Wrestling
Josh Klepfer Le Moyne Jr. Binghamton, N.Y. 3.94 Accounting Lacrosse
Tyler Remmel Ashland Jr. Hubertus, Wis. 3.85 Journalism Swimming
Luke Rynish Wisconsin-Parkside Sr. Hortonville, Wis. 3.45 Teacher Ed.,Mathematics Wrestling
Brian Tillis Truman State  Sr. Peoria, Ill. 4.00 Biology Swimming
Reed Upson Dominican (Cal.) Sr. Davis, Cal. 3.83 Business Administration Lacrosse

Name School Yr. Hometown GPA Major Sport
Greg Bensman Mercyhurst  Sr. West Seneca, N.Y. 3.34 Finance Lacrosse
Luke Calkins California San Diego So. Overland Park, Kan. 3.93 Mechanical Engineering Swimming
Oscar Gamarra Wayne State  Jr. Guayaquil, Ecuador 3.91 Finance Tennis
Shikar Kapur Bluefield State  Jr. New Dehli, India 3.70 Arch. Engineering Tech. Tennis
Uno Lapimaa Lewis  Sr. Tallinn, Estonia 3.31 Sport Management Tennis
Matthew Lichtenstein Wingate  Sr. Darnestown, Md. 3.78 History Tennis
Eric McCollough Truman State Sr. St. Charles, Mo. 3.95 Biology, Chemistry Tennis
Matt Michel Bentley Jr. Danvers, Mass. 3.85 Corp. Fin. & Acct., Lib. St. Golf
Marco Mokrzycki Barry  Jr. Hannover, Germany 3.34 Finance Tennis
Shane Nolan UNC-Pembroke Sr. Girard, Pa. 3.61 Health, Physical Educ. Wrestling
Marc Roesslein Grand Valley State Sr. Basel, Switzerland 3.78 Biomedical Science Tennis
Tel Todd Minnesota St. Mankato Sr. Bozeman, Mont. 3.76 Biology Wrestling
Alvaro Vargas Univ. of the Sciences Sr. Manizales, Columbia 3.79 Psychology Tennis
Jordan Walor UNC-Pembroke Sr. Wake Forest, N.C. 3.42 Exercise, Sports Science Golf
Luis Zamora Tusculum  Jr. Santiago, Chile 3.96 Economics, Int. Business Tennis
(1)  Capital One Academic All-America® College Division 2nd team selection in 2011
(2)  Capital One Academic All-America® College Division 2nd team selection in 2011
(3)  Capital One Academic All-America® College Division 3rd team selection in 2011

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