SDSU finishes fourth for team GPA

MANHEIM, Pa. — South Dakota State wrestling reached new heights both on the mat and in the classroom during the 2023-24 season, with the Jackrabbits attaining a fourth-place showing in the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s 2024 NCAA Division I Men’s Team Scholar All-America top-30 rankings.

The Jackrabbits compiled a 3.5416 team grade-point average to receive the team recognition for the fourth season in a row and were the highest-ranking Big 12 Conference school. Harvard led the way with a 3.6134 team GPA, followed by Cleveland State at 3.5706 and Drexel with a 3.5456 team GPA.

SDSU finished 10th a season ago with a 3.4635 team GPA.

The team GPA has historically been calculated among the eligible student-athletes who competed at their conference qualifying tournament, along with two other wrestlers who competed during the 2023-24 season.

Previously, seven Jackrabbit wrestlers were honored individually as NWCA Scholar All-Americans. In addition, SDSU set a program record last month with four All-Americans at the 2024 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships after tying the school mark with eight national qualifiers.

2024 NWCA DIVISION I MEN’S TEAM SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TOP 30

  1. Harvard – 3.6134
  2. Cleveland State – 3.5706
  3. Drexel – 3.5456
  4. South Dakota State – 3.5416
  5. Northern Illinois – 3.5474
  6. Northern Iowa – 3.5156
  7. George Mason – 3.4977
  8. Northwestern – 3.4818
  9. Binghamton – 3.4655
  10. Oregon State – 3.4610
  11. Davidson – 3.4578
  12. Franklin and Marshall – 3.4468
  13. Cornell – 3.4426
  14. Stanford – 3.4376
  15. Clarion – 3.4349
  16. Michigan State – 3.4308
  17. Duke – 3.4274
  18. California Baptist – 3.4260
  19. Hofstra – 3.4224
  20. Arizona State – 3.4188
  21. Minnesota – 3.4170
  22. Brown – 3.3878
  23. Kent State – 3.3784
  24. Columbia – 3.3733
  25. The Citadel – 3.3609
  26. Pennsylvania – 3.3607
  27. Wyoming – 3.3502
  28. Campbell – 3.3222
  29. Illinois – 3.3192
  30. Virginia – 3.3103

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