NDSU No. 2 in NWCA Scholar All-America Team Rankings; Four Bison Honored

MANHEIM, Pa. – North Dakota State was ranked No. 2 in the 2021 NWCA Scholar All-America team standings announced Thursday, May 20, by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

NDSU’s 3.5440 team grade-point average was second only to Long Island’s 3.5584. Cleveland State was third (3.5331), Stanford fourth (3.5010) and George Mason (3.4818) rounded out the top five the 30 teams recognized.

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2021 NWCA Division I Scholar All-America Awards

Manheim, PA – On Thursday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the 2021 Scholar All-American Team and Individual honorees for NCAA Division I with awards going to 191 individuals representing 59 institutions.

“It’s my honor on behalf of the NWCA and our Board of Directors to recognize this outstanding list of team and individual award winners,” said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. “These athletes had to navigate a season full of unknowns and the fact they were able to continue to excel in the classroom is a testament to the attack mentality that wrestlers bring to every aspect of their lives.”

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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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Three Johnnies Achieve NWCA Scholar All-America Honors

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.

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Cobbers have Eight NWCA Scholar All-Americans

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Concordia had eight individuals earn National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-American honors. Jacob Arends, Tyler Bents, Benjamin Bogart, Connor Chloupek, Kellen Schauer, Alex Skaare, Bret Wilson and Gabe Zierden all received the academic honor handed out by the NWCA.

Schauer, Skaare and Zierden all earn NWCA All-American honors for the second straight season.

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St. Cloud State wrestlers earn NWCA academic honors for 2019-20

A total of nine student-athletes from the St. Cloud State University wrestling team were named to the 2019-20 NWCA Division II Scholar All-America team.

This group included NCAA national qualifiers junior Jake Barzowksi (Mount Prospect, Ill./Notre Dame H.S.), freshman Joey Bianchini (Elk Grove Village, Ill./Immaculate Conception H.S.), senior Kolton Eischens (Pierz, Minn./Healy H.S.), junior Devin FitzPatrick (Mahtomedi, Minn./H.S.), sophomore Noah Ryan (Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville H.S.) and sophomore Garrett Vos (Bonifacius, Minn./Waconia H.S.) along with sophomore Devin Donovan (Wheaton, Ill./North H.S.), junior Adam Hedin (Rosemount, Minn./H.S.) and freshman Brock Schlough (Menomonie, Wisc./Boyceville H.S.).

A total of 267 student-athletes from 49 institutions nation-wide were honored in 2019-20. In order for a student-athlete to be recognized with this award, they must have a minimum 3.4 cumulative grade average on a 4.0 scale, with that benchmark at 3.2 for those who have qualified for the 2020 NCAA DII wrestling championships. The athletes must have also competed in a minimum of five dates of competition.

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