Blue Earth, New London-Spicer, and Eastview Win MWCA Academic Team Titles

The Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association, The MN National Guard, and The Guillotine are proud to recognize Blue Earth, New London-Spicer, and Eastview as the state academic team champions for the 2011-2012 wrestling season.

These three teams had the highest grade point averages for their respective classes. Blue Earth topped the entire field with an impressive 3.91 team gpa to win the Class A title. New London-Spicer won the Class AA crown with a 3.90 team gpa.  Eastview had a 3.79 team gpa to pace the Class AAA schools. These teams will all be awarded banners to be displayed at their schools.

Ninety-Four teams from around the state qualified for this year’s Academic Team Award. To be eligible for the award, the team’s head coach must be a member of the MWCA and the average gpa of the 10 highest gpa’s of a team’s nineteen man post-season roster must be 3.0 or higher. All teams that meet the criteria are awarded a plaque from the MWCA. If a team’s gpa is 3.0-3.49 they earn a silver plaque, while a gpa of 3.5-4.0 earns a gold plaque.

All of the teams that qualified for the award are listed below.

Class A Academic Teams

School GPA Plaque
Blue Earth Area 3.91 Gold
New York Mills 3.72 Gold
Wabasso/Red Rock Central 3.71 Gold
Chatfield 3.69 Gold
LeSueur-Henderson 3.66 Gold
Jackson County Central 3.62 Gold
Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 3.62 Gold
Royalton 3.55 Gold
Pipestone Area 3.53 Gold
D-G-F 3.50 Gold
Minneota 3.50 Gold
Zumbrota-Mazeppa 3.49 Silver
Canby 3.48 Silver
Mille Lacs 3.48 Silver
Kenyon Wanamingo 3.46 Silver
Barnesville 3.44 Silver
Morris Area 3.44 Silver
St. James 3.39 Silver
Lake City 3.39 Silver
Sibley East 3.38 Silver
Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial 3.38 Silver
Pierz 3.35 Silver
Paynesville 3.27 Silver
NYA Central 3.24 Silver
Frazee 3.21 Silver
Minnewaska 3.20 Silver
ACGC 3.12 Silver
West Central Area 3.09 Silver
Benson 3.09 Silver
Aitkin 3.05 Silver

Class AA Academic Teams

School GPA Plaque
New London-Spicer 3.90 Gold
Scott West 3.83 Gold
PEM 3.81 Gold
Hutchinson 3.78 Gold
Perham 3.78 Gold
Becker 3.76 Gold
Foley 3.74 Gold
WEM/JWP 3.59 Gold
Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie 3.59 Gold
Simley 3.58 Gold
Totino-Grace 3.55 Gold
Detroit Lakes 3.53 Gold
TMB-WWG 3.53 Gold
Mora 3.50 Gold
Byron 3.50 Gold
Dawson-Boyd/LQPV 3.47 Silver
Dassel-Cokato 3.45 Silver
Worthington 3.40 Silver
Albany 3.38 Silver
Windom Area 3.38 Silver
Delano 3.38 Silver
Watertown/Mayer 3.31 Silver
Park Rapids 3.28 Silver
Chisago Lakes 3.27 Silver
Virginia Area 3.26 Silver
Redwood Valley 3.23 Silver
Fridley 3.23 Silver
Minnehaha Academy/DeLaSalle 3.21 Silver
North Branch 3.20 Silver
Northfield 3.20 Silver

Class AAA Academic Teams

School GPA Plaque
Eastview 3.79 Gold
East Ridge 3.75 Gold
Maple Grove 3.74 Gold
Woodbury 3.71 Gold
Minnetonka 3.67 Gold
St. Francis 3.66 Gold
Cambridge-Isanti 3.65 Gold
Little Falls 3.60 Gold
Eagan 3.60 Gold
Roseville Area 3.59 Gold
Elk River 3.59 Gold
Prior Lake 3.55 Gold
Park High School 3.55 Gold
Forest Lake 3.54 Gold
Mound Westonka 3.53 Gold
Minneapolis Southwest 3.53 Gold
Moorhead 3.53 Gold
Wayzata 3.51 Gold
Farmington 3.51 Gold
Apple Valley 3.49 Silver
Alexandria 3.40 Silver
Faribault 3.38 Silver
Centennial 3.37 Silver
Mounds View 3.35 Silver
Rochester Mayo 3.35 Silver
Anoka 3.33 Silver
Cretin-Derham Hall 3.33 Silver
St. Michael-Albertville 3.30 Silver
Shakopee 3.28 Silver
Bemidji 3.28 Silver
Rosemount 3.27 Silver
White Bear Lake 3.12 Silver
Stillwater 3.09 Silver
Coon Rapids 3.09 Silver