YORK, PA – York College wrestling senior Ryan Flynn has been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America District Four At-Large team on Thursday morning.
Flynn, who continues to earn accolades months after finishing his career on the mat, will advance to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Team ballot later this month. The senior captain is one of five wrestlers to be named to the 10-player District Four team, comprised of athletes from all Division III schools in Pennsylvania. The award combines athletic accomplishments with performance in the classroom and Flynn owns a long list of accomplishments in both areas.
On the mat, Flynn was a three-time NCAA Championship competitor, earning All-American status this year after taking sixth at 133 pounds. He finished his career 131-35, the most wins in Spartan history, with three consecutive NCAA Mideast Regional Championships. This year, he matched head coach Duane Bastress' school record for wins in a season set in 2006 by going 40-5. He helped York go 14-4 this year and to a No. 18 ranking in the final NWCA team rankings. The Spartans also finished eighth of 19 teams at the NCAA Mideast Regional.
Academically, Flynn has been just as impressive. As a mechanical engineering major, he boasts a 3.49 GPA and has been a member of the Dean's List three times, in the 2013, '14 and '15 fall semesters. Last month Flynn also was named an NWCA Scholar All-American, just the 35th time a York wrestler has earned that distinction.