WVWC’s Merica Named to Academic All-America Second Team


AUSTIN, Texas — West Virginia Wesleyan defensive back John Merica was named to the 2020-21 CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team, the association announced on Tuesday

Merica is an accounting major from Bridgeport, W.Va., 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.

The honor came after Merica was recognized as CoSIDA Academic All-District on June 10. He was also named a finalist for Mountain East Conference Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

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