Minnesota State's 2010-11 captain Rylan Galiardi has received some nice postseason accolades for his work in the classroom at MSU. Galiardi graduated earlier this month with a degree in sports management and left college with a 3.81 GPA.
On Thursday, MSU announced that Galiardi was selected as a member of the Capital One Academic All-District Second Team. Earlier this month, he was presented with Minnesota State's Don Buchanan Award as one of the university's top male student-athlete and was named Second-Team Academic All-District by the College Sports Information Directors Association (CoSIDA).
Galiardi gave a touching speech at the Maverick Achievement Awards, which you can see here.