Augsburg Women third in NWCA-NCAA academics

MINNEAPOLIS — For the third time, the Augsburg University women’s wrestling team has earned a top-10 finish in the National Wrestling Coaches Association’s NCAA women’s academic team national race, with a team grade-point average of 3.766 ranking third among all NCAA-affiliated women’s programs, it was announced recently.

Ten Auggies were named NWCA Division III Scholar All-Americans: Sierra Brown Ton (JR, Allen, Texas/Einstein HS), Kahlea Jolly (JR, Lino Lakes, Minn./Centennial HS), Charlotte Kouyoumtjian (FY, Porterville, Calif./Monache HS), Katie Lange (FY, Sherburn, Minn./Martin County West HS), Nina Makem (FY, Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee HS), Destynie Pacheco (JR, El Paso, Texas/Pebble Hills HS), Kya Rybachek (SO, Mountain Iron, Minn./Hibbing HS), Emily Shilson (JR, Maple Grove, Minn./Mounds View HS), Gabby Skidmore (JR, Spooner, Wis./Cumberland HS) and Savannah Vold (SR, Rochester, Minn./Mayo HS).

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NWCA Announces the 2022 NCAA Women’s Scholar All-America Awards

Manheim, PA – On Monday, the NWCA announced the full slate of 2021-2022 Scholar All-America Team and Individual honorees for the NCAA Women’s division with awards going to 135 individuals representing 22 institutions.

“On behalf of the NWCA Board of Directors, It is my honor to recognize these exceptional athletes and teams,” NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer said. “Wrestling takes much focus and sacrifice and we are proud to honor these wrestlers for their obvious commitment to their academic pursuits!”

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Two Auggie women to wrestle for national titles

ADRIAN, Mich. — Two Augsburg University women’s wrestlers will compete for national titles, while two others will compete for consolation crowns, as the Auggies sit in a tie for sixth place after the first day of the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships at Adrian College on Friday.

Augsburg stands in a tie for sixth place with 69.0 points after the first day of the two-day competition, featuring competitors from 32 NCAA schools that sponsor women’s wrestling. Four of the 12 Auggie qualifiers earned All-American honors, with two in the finals and two in the wrestlebacks. Consolation wrestlebacks and placing matches will begin at 9 a.m. (Central time) on Saturday, with national title matches starting at 1 p.m. (Central time).

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NWCA Releases Final NCAA Women’s Rankings

MANHEIM, PA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced their final set of NCAA Women’s Wrestling Coaches Rankings leading into the NCWWC National Championships on March 4-5. The individual rankings will serve as the seeds for the national tournament.

King University remains on top of the poll, with McKendree University coming in second. King earns 120 points and is ranked first in the poll, with 13 individuals ranked. McKendree has the most ranked individuals with 14 and is second with 113 points. Both King and McKendree have three individuals ranked No. 1. Simon Fraser University has two of their eight individuals ranked No. 1 as they are ranked third with 90 points. North Central College has ten individuals ranked as the Cardinals earned 59 points and are ranked fourth. Colorado Mesa University rounds out the top five with 41 points, and seven individuals ranked.

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Augsburg qualifies 12 to NCWWC nationals

STEVENS POINT, Wis. — Winning a pair of individual titles and qualifying 12 wrestlers to the upcoming national meet, the Augsburg University women’s wrestling team finished in third place at the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships Northwest Regional, held on Sunday at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Augsburg, ranked No. 5 in the most recent National Wrestling Coaches Association national ranking of NCAA-affiliated women’s wrestling programs, had 12 of its 14 competing individuals finish among the top five in their weight classes in the regional, qualifying for the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships, which will be held March 4-5 in Adrian, Mich. The Auggies scored 117.5 points to finish third in the 10-team regional, behind No. 3-ranked Simon Fraser (B.C.) and No. 4-ranked North Central (Ill.).

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