Purdue Trio Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue student-athletes Ben Bramley, Max Lyon and Joe Weiler have been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team for at-large sports, the organization announced yesterday.

As regional honorees in District 5, the three Boilermakers advance to the national ballot from which the Academic All-America teams are selected. District 5 includes all universities and colleges in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio.

Weiler has now been named Academic All-District for the third year in a row, while Bramley and Lyon were named for the second straight season.

Weiler, a senior from Bloomington, Indiana, graduated last week with a 3.87 GPA in Industrial Engineering. He was recently named first-team All-Big Ten for the second time and third time overall, being one of five players in school history to be named first-team All-Big Ten twice. He completed his career this past weekend finishing 15th at the NCAA Regionals. He posted the fourth-best career stroke average (73.05) in school history and his 11 career top-10 finishes were the ninth most in school history. This past season, he recorded eight top-20 finishes in 10 events and was fifth on the single-season stroke average list (71.73). Weiler’s eight rounds in the 60s were the fifth most in a season in school history.

Lyon, a senior from Dyersville, Iowa, earns Academic All-District honors for the second straight year after completing his fifth and final year with the Boilermaker wrestling program and earning his bachelor’s degree in industrial management-operation and supply chain management. He adds to an impressive list of academic awards including his fourth straight NWCA Scholar All-America honor and his fourth Academic All-Big Ten recognition. Lyon is the second wrestler in Purdue history to become a four-time Scholar All-American, joining 2012 graduate A.J. Kissel. Lyon advanced to his fourth NCAA Championships at 184 pounds, posting his best career performance in 2022. The No. 30 seed took out a pair of top-15 opponents on his way to the Round of 12, but fell one win shy of All-America honors and a spot on the podium. He finished his career ranked 18th all-time in takedowns at Purdue, compiling 237, and secured 87 career victories.

Bramley was an Academic All-American, silver medalist at the NCAA Championships and three-time medalist at the Big Ten Championships during his decorated Purdue career. He graduated this month with a degree in finance and a 3.86 cumulative GPA. Last year he became the sixth member of the men’s program at the Morgan J. Burke Aquatic Center to be recognized as an Academic All-American, joining two-time Academic All-America honoree Jamie Bissett (2014-15) as Purdue divers earn the illustrious distinction.

At the NCAA Championships this season, Bramley finished top 10 on the 10-meter platform for the third time in his career. It was his fourth career All-America honor in the event overall. When Brandon Loschiavo and Bramley won gold and silver at NCAAs in 2021, it marked the first 1-2 finish by any university in any diving event since Auburn (also on platform) in 2005. He’s also just one of six Purdue divers (men and women) to medal at the Big Ten Championships three years in a row.

Purdue swimming & diving has had at least one Academic All-District honoree every year since 2010.