Johnson, a senior
center at Delta State, was named Gulf South Conference player of the year after
leading the 30-2 Statesmen with an average of 20.8 points and 8.4 rebounds. He
was selected to the All-GSC first team and was scheduled to play in the NCAA
Division II all-star game on March 21.
Rio, a senior
157-pounder at Lindenwood University, was the only wrestler to defend a
national title this year when he defeated Hayden Harrison at the National
Association of Intercollegiate Athletics championships. He pinned all five of
his opponents and was named the most outstanding wrestler of the meet.
Priscilla and Brandon, a freshman and a junior, respectively, at Rider
University, were named women's and men's outstanding swimmers at the Metro
Atlantic Athletic Conference championships.
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