Keller Named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week
March 11, 2020


BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo wrestler Troy Keller was named the Mid-American Conference Male Scholar Athlete of the Week on Wednesday, the conference announced.

Keller won the 165-lb. title at the MAC Championships over the weekend. He won the title for the second straight year, becoming the first 165-pounder in school history to do so. After winning his first three matches to get to the finals, the tournament's top seed was able to avenge his only MAC loss of the season in the finals by dominating Northern Illinois' Izzak Olejnik, 10-5. Keller will now advance to the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis.

Keller is an environmental studies major with a 3.6 grade point average.

It's the second time in less than a month a UB wrestler has been named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week as Derek Spann earned the honor on February 20.

The Scholar Athlete of the Week Award is presented to a MAC male and/or female student-athlete who has a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better and performs well during that week's competition. An institution can nominate up to one male and one female student-athlete per week in any of that current season's sports. The winners are selected by a representative of the MAC's Faculty Athletics Representatives (FARs).