Five Truman wrestlers were named to the NCAA Division II Coaches Association All-Academic team, and the Bulldogs overall posted the 11th best grade point average in the division. Junior Colton Schmitz earned first-team All-Academic after going 26-8 and qualifying for the national championship meet. Schmitz was one of 35 student-athletes across Division II to earn first-team status on the All-Academic squad. To be eligible for the team, a student-athlete must have a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, be in at least their second full year of eligibility and have two letters of recommendation. Senior Alex Maus was a second team All-Academic selection while senior Daniel Karlskin, and sophomores Helmut Rentschler and Nick Shea were picked for the honorable mention team. As a team, Truman had a 3.16 team GPA.

Marc Rice, professor of musicology
, and Lynn Scharff of Tufts University, had their poster “Watching from Afar: Rap, Protest, and the New Media within a Tunisian Diaspora” accepted for the international conference of the European Society for Ethnomusicology. The conference will take place in Bern, Switzerland in September 2013.

Thomas Trimborn, professor of music
, had his arrangement for wind ensemble of Aaron Copland’s Old American Songs performed by the University of Michigan Concert Band with Daniel Washington baritone soloist.

Lin Zhang, associate professor of business administration, and co-authors Baolong Ma of Beijing University of Technology, Fei Li of Qin hua University, and Peng Gao of China Europe Business School have had their paper entitled, “The Impact of a Product Harm Crisis on Customer Perceived Value” accepted for publication in the International Journal of Market Research.
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