COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Three Saint John’s University wrestling student-athletes received National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-America distinction May 6: Junior Jacob Scherber (Buffalo, Minn.), a biology major (pre-physical therapy emphasis) with a 3.96 GPA; Sophomore Logan Edwards (Prior Lake, Minn.), a theology and psychology double-major with a 3.83 GPA; and Sophomore Carter Entinger (Montrose, Minn./Watertown-Mayer), a physics major (pre-engineering emphasis) with a 3.80 GPA.
SJU has now produced 29 Scholar All-Americans over the last 13 seasons.
In past seasons, a student-athlete must carry a GPA of at least 3.20 (cumulative or last academic year), have a .500 match record or better and meet one of the three criteria: qualify for the NCAA Championships; place in the top eight at the NCAA regional and wrestle in 50 percent of the scheduled dates; or achieve a .665 winning percentage or better and wrestle in 50 percent of the scheduled dates to be eligible for Scholar All-America distinction.
The requirements changed for the 2020-21 season, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the programs that competed close to a normal schedule, a student-athlete with a non-losing record that met the current academic requirement would be eligible. For the teams where this was not the case (SJU’s two-dual schedule), a student-athlete with a non-losing record from the previous season who met the current academic requirement and anyone with a losing record but has a 3.7 GPA or higher would be eligible.
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