Four Dragons Earn NWCA Scholar All-America Distinction

MANHEIM, Pa. — MSU Moorhead wrestlers Gunnar Mogen, Jonas Anez, Isaiah Huus, and Parker Benz have been named National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-Americans.

For Mogen, it is his third consecutive season earning NWCA Scholar All-America honors, while Anez and Benz make their first return trips to the team in 2023-24. Huus is a first-time NWCA Scholar All-America honoree in 2023-24. Mogen is a junior majoring in biology at MSUM, while Benz, a redshirt sophomore, is a finance major. Anez, a sophomore, is an exercise science major, while Huus, a redshirt freshman, is a computer science major.

The University of Indianapolis topped the team ranking with a GPA of 3.480, with Lake Erie College close behind with a 3.466. Colorado Mesa (3.439), Minnesota State (3.438), and Wisconsin-Parkside (3.436) round out the top five teams.

On the individual side, 363 individuals from 61 institutions were honored as Scholar All-Americans, the most institutions and individuals honored in the award’s history. UIndy’s Greyhounds also led the individual side with 16 wrestlers honored, while Nebraska-Kearney had 12 individuals. Both Northern State and St. Cloud State had 11 individual honorees. A total of 39 student-athletes honored had perfect 4.0 GPAs.

In order for a student-athlete to be nominated to the Division II Scholar All-American Team, he must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale, with that benchmark at 3.25 for those who qualified for the 2024 NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships and a 3.0 for those who were All-Americans at the 2024 Nationals. Wrestlers must have competed in four dates of competition.

2024 NWCA DII Scholar All-Americans:

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