Corby, Mattingly Named to Academic All-MAC Team
Courtesy: CMU Athletic Communications
Donnie Corby (left) and Scott Mattingly have been named to the Academic All-MAC wrestling team.
MOUNT PLEASANT - Central Michigan junior Donnie Corby (Lexington, Mich./Croswell-Lexington HS) and sophomore Scott Mattingly (Uniontown, Ohio/Lake HS) have been named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference wrestling team.

Corby, a biology major with a 3.24 grade-point average, is a member of the Academic All-MAC team for a third straight season. Mattingly, a journalism major with a 3.46 GPA, is making his second straight appearance on the academic all-conference squad.

Corby won his first career Mid-American Conference title in 2012, winning three straight matches as the No. 1 seed at 157 pounds at the conference tournament. He defeated Eastern Michigan's Aaron Sulzer, 4-1, in the conference championship match to earn his second straight trip to the NCAA Championships.

Mattingly placed third at 141 pounds at the MAC Championships and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championships, where he won one match.

The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. First-year students and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are not eligible for the award. Outstanding academic and athletic accomplishments for the current season are only considered.

CMU won its 11th straight Mid-American Conference Championships title in 2012. Five Chippewas were crowned individual conference champions (Joe Roth, 125 pounds; Zach Horan, 133 pounds; Donnie Corby, 157 pounds; Mike Ottinger, 165 pounds; Ben Bennett, 184 pounds), and seven qualified for the NCAA Championships. Bennett finished sixth at 184 pounds to earn his third straight All-America honor, and CMU finished 24th as a team at the national tournament.