2021 NCAA Women’s Scholar All-America Awards

Manheim, PA – On Friday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the Scholar All-America Team and Individual honorees for the NCAA Women with awards going to 101 individuals representing 16 institutions.

“On behalf of the NWCA and our Board of Directors, it is my honor to celebrate this incredible list of Scholar All-America teams and individuals from the NCAA Women’s division,” said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. “It is so great to see the growth of this award program which is now in its third year. It’s important to note the incredible overlap between the National Placers and Scholar All-Americans as this is exactly what we want to see.”

In the team race, Adrian College repeated as Team Champions with a 3.743 GPA followed by #2 McKendree (3.720) and #3 King University (3.621). Rounding out the Top Five was #4 Augsburg (3.586) and #5 Gannon (3.573).

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Augustana Adds Four For 2021-22

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — After having eight student-athletes sign a National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic and academic careers at Augustana in the fall, head coach Jason Reitmeier announced the signings of four more student-athletes Tuesday morning. The class of 12 Viking wrestlers will enroll as freshmen in the fall of 2021.

“We are excited to announce four more signees to our 2021 freshmen class,” head coach Jason Reitmeier said. “Again, just like our early signees, these four bring in outstanding credentials both academically and athletically. We really focused this year on tough, hard nosed kids that exemplify being a student-athlete.”

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Augsburg’s Shilson wins pair of national titles in Texas

IRVING, Texas — Augsburg University women’s wrestler Emily Shilson (SO, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS) won another pair of amateur wrestling national titles over the weekend, claiming the 50-kilogram (110 pounds) titles at the USA Wrestling/United World Wrestling Women’s Junior Nationals on Friday, and the USAW/UWW U23 Women’s World Team Trials on Sunday, both at the Irving Convention Center.

Shilson will represent the United States at the United World Wrestling Junior World Championships in Ufa, Russa, Aug. 16-22, and at the UWW U23 World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia on Nov. 1-7. It’s the second straight time that Shilson will represent the USA at the UWW U23 World Championships, after winning the 2019 American crown. She went 1-2 in competition at the 2019 world meet in Budapest, Hungary. She also won the 2020 U23 Nationals and UWW Junior Nationals in November in Omaha, Neb.

Shilson was among a group of six Auggies competing in Texas over the weekend. Marlynne Deede (SO, Springville, Utah/Springville HS) placed third at the UWW Junior Nationals at 72 kg (159 pounds), while finishing sixth in the field at the UWW U23 World Team Trials. At 57 kg (126 pounds), Gabby Skidmore (SO, Spooner, Wis./Cumberland HS) placed fourth, while Vayle-Rae Baker (SO, Benton, Pa./Wyoming Seminary HS) finished sixth. Hannah Michael (SO, La Porte City, Iowa/Union HS) competed at 50 kg at both events, while Sierra Brown Ton (JR, Allen, Texas/Einstein HS) competed at the U23 meet at 67 kg (148 pounds).

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Metz, March, Droegemueller Place at UWW Junior and Senior Nationals

FARGO, N.D. – Three North Dakota State University wrestlers earned top-eight finishes at the 2021 United World Wrestling Junior and Senior Nationals held April 30-May 2 at the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa.

Brandon Metz placed third in the UWW Senior Greco-Roman division with a 5-1 record competing at 130 kg, Kellyn March placed fifth in the Junior Greco-Roman division with a 4-2 record at 60 kg, and Dylan Droegemueller was eighth in the Senior Freestyle division with a 3-3 record at 65 kg.

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