Wesleyan’s John Merica named to CoSIDA Academic All-District team

John Merica

GREENWOOD (Ind.) — West Virginia Wesleyan defensive back John Merica was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team (Super Region 1), the association announced on Thursday.

Merica is an accounting major from Bridgeport, who has put together a 3.76 cumulative grade point average. 

Over two games in the 2021 season, Merica recorded a total of 13 tackles and broke up two passes. He was named to the Mountain East Conference First Team in 2019 as he finished third in the NCAA with 70 solo tackles. Merica was selected to be a team captain for the 2021 fall campaign. He is involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes while being recognized on the President's and Dean's list at WVWC.

Merica is now eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America voting.

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