Augustana has Fourth-Best GPA in Country

MANHEIM, Penn. — After a terrific 2020-21 campaign, the Augustana wrestling team is being recognized for its efforts in the classroom, earning the fourth-best team GPA in the country at 3.355 and NWCA Division II Scholar All-America honors the NWCA announced Monday afternoon.

In addition to team honors, the Vikings also had eight wrestlers earn individual Scholar All-America honors.

  • John Babineau
  • Daniel Bishop
  • Brandon Carroll
  • Edward Hajas
  • Jebben Keyes
  • Cade Mueller
  • Zach Peterson
  • Derek Werner

In order for a student-athlete to be nominated to the Division II Scholar All-American Team, he must have a minimum 3.4 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, with that benchmark at 3.25 for those who qualified for the 2020 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships. Due to the impact of COVID-19 on the season, the dates of competition stipulation was removed from this year’s qualifications.

In total, 345 student-athletes representing 46 institutions were honored individually. Super Region 5 had 83 total student-athletes honored to top all regions. In addition, the NSIC paced all conferences with 83 honorees. The Vikings also achieved the highest team GPA out of all NSIC institutions.

2021 Division II Scholar All-America Awards

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