Kratzer, Hubler, Esposito and Luth All Americans

Foran High School’s Ricky Kratzer, Noah Hubler, Gino Esposito and Ryan Luth are National High School Coaches Association Academic All Americans.

This year marks the 22nd year in which the NHSCA has honored those who triumph both in and out of the classroom.

This year’s selection totals 114 Academic All Americans. These student athletes hail from 32 states. This year’s honorees excel in 11 sports. The total breakdown is as follows: 7 freshman, 15 sophomores, 39 juniors and 53 seniors.

“This year’s Academic All Americans are the epitome of what a student-athlete is. Not only do they excel on the playing field, mat, court, pool, or track, but they also excel in the classroom,” NHSCA Executive Director Bobby Ferraro said.

“These student-athletes are leaders in and out of the classroom and are the future leaders of tomorrow. We are proud to deem them Academic All Americans.”

This year Connecticut and Texas lead the way with 12 Academic All Americans each, with Massachusetts following closely with 10.

The student-athletes averaged a 3.9 GPA, with 45 Academic All Americans coming in with a 4.0 GPA or better.

All honored Academic All Americans will be recognized in the National High School Sports Hall of Fame Museum, which is currently in the planning stage.

Class of 2015
Ricky Kratzer
Kratzer placed fifth in his state wrestling championships this year. He had a season record of 35-14. Kratzer has a 3.8 GPA and will attend the University of New Haven.

Class of 2016
Noah Hubler
Hubler is a two-time state wrestling placewinner, finishing sixth in 2014 and fifth in 2015. Hubler has a 4.0 GPA and is ranked 30th in his class.

Class of 2017
Gino Esposito
Esposito placed second in  the state wrestling championships this year and had a season record of 45-5. He has a career record to date of 81-15.  Esposito has a current GPA of 4.0 and is ranked first in his class.

Class of 2018
Ryan Luth
Luth was the state champion this year at 120 pounds. He had a season record of 55-6. Luth has a current GPA of 4.0 and is ranked fifth in his class.