• Capital University senior Nate Nasrallah (St. Vincent-St. Mary) was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America Division III Football First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America on Tuesday.
Nasrallah, a Norton native, is the first Capital student-athlete since 2006 to earn Academic All-America honors. A philosophy major, Nasrallah has a 3.98 GPA.
He led the Crusaders in 2012 with nine sacks and also had 50 tackles and a forced fumble. Nasrallah recently earned Academic All-Conference accolades.
• Steve Stooksbury (Highland), a senior defensive lineman at Muskingum University, was named to the 2012 Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Academic All-OAC Team.
Stooksbury, an education major, was named All-OAC second-team and was third on the team with 39 tackles.
• Baldwin-Wallace freshman Jesse Gunter (Coventry) went 4-0 and was named the Tony Wallace Co-Most Outstanding Wrestler after going 4-0 in the 125-pound division of the Rochester (N.Y.) Institute of Technology Tournament.
Gunter had two pins in the first two rounds, defeated No. 4 seed Alex Stewart of Norwich by a 6-1 decision in the third round and pinned Michael Buckiso of John Carroll University in the final in 1:37 to win the 125-pound division.
• Walsh University senior forward Kenny Kornowski (Smithville) was named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference South Division Player of the Week.
Kornowski led the Cavaliers to a 2-0 record last weekend, including his fourth double-double of the season in an overtime win against Michigan Technological University on Saturday. Kornowski also scored in double figures in a win over Northern Michigan last Thursday.
• Ohio Wesleyan University football coach Tom Watts, who played wide receiver and safety at Cloverleaf, was named a Regional Coach of the Year by the American Football Coaches Association.
Watts also was named the Region 2 Coach of the Year in NCAA Division III and led the Bishops to a 9-1 record and a share of the North Coast Athletic Conference championship for the first time since 1989.