The Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC), which is comprised of 18 NCAA Division III colleges, has selected West Chester native Brett Kaliner of the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., as its 2020-2021 Senior Scholar-Athlete in wrestling.
The MAC Senior Scholar-Athlete Awards are given to one senior student-athlete from each sport who exhibits top academic excellence and athletic prowess.
“Brett continues to be a great example of our program, its philosophies, and the lifestyle we push our wrestlers to live each day,” said Stevens coach Joe Favia. “It is said that high levels of success directly correlate to one’s consistency, and consistent is exactly what Brett brings to the table. (He) carries a 3.91 GPA, all the while developing his craft on the mat 12 months a year.”
Kaliner, a Rustin High School graduate, posted an 11-1 record this season and was an All-American for the fourth time, finishing third in the nation at 149 pounds.
On the mat, Kaliner is a three-time MAC champion who has totaled 114 wins, including 94 with bonus points.
In the classroom, Kaliner majors in Business and Technology and boasts a 3.91 GPA. He’s also a three-time National Wrestling Coaches Association Scholar All-American.