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Maroon Wrestling Snags NWCA All-Academic Status

Maroon Wrestling Snags NWCA All-Academic Status

2018-19 NWCA Division III Academic Awards

CHICAGO – The University of Chicago wrestling team, along with six student-athletes, received 2018-19 All-Academic honors from the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) on Thursday.

UChicago ranked eighth overall with a 3.644 team GPA. The top 30 teams are decided by calculating the overall GPA of at least six wrestlers who competed in the regional and up to four others who competed in at least half of a team's scheduled events. Only 10 total wrestlers from a given team are used to calculate the team totals.

Additionally, six Maroons earned NWCA Scholar All-American status. Eligible recipients must meet the GPA requirement along with one of the following criteria:

  1. NCAA qualifier with a winning record
  2. Regional placewinner (top 8) with a winning record and appeared in at least half of a team's scheduled events
  3. Won at least 2/3 of matches and appeared in at least half of a team's scheduled events

UChicago's Scholar All-Americans included: