Augustana places seven on All-NSIC squad

BURNSVILLE, Minn. – Augustana had seven wrestlers named All-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference, the conference office announced Wednesday. Jay ShererNate Herda and Ty Copsey were first-team picks, while Al MegerJason JeremiasonMarcus Edgington and Gavin Nelson were second-team selections.

Sherer, a native of Columbus, Neb., recorded a 22-7 record this season. The senior finished first at the Super Regional Three Championship at 141 pounds and was a fourth-place finisher at the NCAA Championship.

A native of Rock Rapids, Iowa, Herda wrestled his way to a second-place regional finish and third-place national finish. The 149-pound sophomore posted a 26-8 record in 2010-11.

Copsey, a senior, was the regional champion at 197 pounds and grabbed fourth-place honors at the NCAA Championship. The Glenwood, Iowa, product had a 22-2 record.

Meger, who is a senior from Owatonna, Minn., finished 23-9 this season. He was Augustana’s highest national place winner, earning runner-up honors at 125 pounds. Meger also took second place at the Super Regional Three Championship.

Jeremiason was a third-place honoree both nationally and regionally. The 133-pound junior from Marshall, Minn., collected a 25-5 record in 2010-11.

Edgington, a sophomore from Sioux City, Iowa, finished third regionally and seventh nationally at 157 pounds. He went 27-9 this season.

Nelson put together a 33-9 campaign at 165 pounds this season. The senior was the runner-up at the Super Regional Three Championship and took sixth at the NCAA Championship.

The All-NSIC first team is comprised of wrestlers who earned the highest finish at the Super Regional Three Championship. The second-highest place winner earned second-team honors. Any wrestler who garners All-America status and does not meet the aforementioned criteria is also placed on the second team.

Augustana finished third and had seven All-America honorees at the NCAA Championship in Kearney, Neb. The Vikings, who took second at the Super Regional Three Championship, finished the dual season with a record of 14-2 and were the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference champions with a flawless 7-0 conference campaign.