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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2021 NWCA Division III Scholar All-America Awards

Manheim, PA – On Monday, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the 2021 Scholar All-American individual honorees for NCAA Division III with awards going to 413 individuals representing 84 institutions.

“In what has been a trying season for all, I’m excited to recognize these talented athletes who stayed the course in the classroom and continued their pursuit of excellence as they work toward their degrees,” said NWCA Executive Director Mike Moyer. “The NWCA and our Board of Directors remain committed to honoring outstanding academic performance and would like to thank the coaches, support staff, and administrators at these institutions for their commitment to their student-athletes .”

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NWCA Division III Poll – February 26

Manheim, PA – Significant shuffling took place in the latest NWCA Division III Coaches Rankings released on Friday as only teams and athletes that had taken to the mat this season were included. Coming in atop the new team rankings is perennial DIII power Wartburg with eight ranked individuals. Wisconsin-La Crosse, the US Coast Guard Academy, Mount Union, Baldwin Wallace, and John Carroll round out the rest of the top-five.

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Johnnies Host Concordia Saturday Night

Saint John’s wrestling hosts Concordia-Moorhead at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, in Sexton Arena.

SORRY, NO FANS: Spectators will not be allowed at contests during the winter season. The MIAC released a statement regarding this decision:

“We have a small window for success this winter season. Our COVID Working Group, made up of conference members and medical advisors, supported no spectators for indoor winter sports due to health and safety concerns. This decision, supported by our institutions’ athletic directors and presidents, provides our best path forward to successfully and safely conduct winter sports. The decision was not made lightly. It is critical that we see success in the first few weeks of competition.”

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Division III cancels 2021 winter championships

Due to low participation numbers among member schools, NCAA Division III winter championships are canceled for the 2020-21 academic year.

The Division III Administrative Committee, acting on behalf of the Division III Management and Presidents Council, approved the recommendation from the Division III Championships Committee to cancel all winter championships. The committee has been closely monitoring and discussing the membership’s winter sport participation for several months, and it has been providing updates to the councils.

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