Three MSOE Wrestlers Named NWCA Academic All-Americans

Three MSOE Wrestlers Named NWCA Academic All-Americans

The academic awards for MSOE Raiders student-athletes just keep pouring in.

The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced the full slate of 2018-2019 Academic Team and Individual honorees for NCAA Division III with awards going to 261 individuals representing 83 institutions, including three of our very own.

Sophomores Drew Matticks, Helton Vandenbush, and Duncan Heath all were named to this prestigious list, one year after the Red & White placed two on the list. For Vandenbush, it is his second straight year that he has been named as an academic All-American.

Nominees must have at least a 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the previous full academic year. Transfers and freshmen are eligible if they've been in residence at their current institution beginning in the fall of 2016. On the competition side, wrestlers must be a national qualifier in 2016-17 and have a minimum win percentage of at least .500.

Additionally, wrestlers can also be considered if they placed in the top six at their respective regional tournament, a win percentage of .500 or better and competed in half of the institution's scheduled competition in NCAA championship events. A wrestler can also be considered if they have a win percentage of .670 or better and competed in half of the institution's scheduled NCAA events.

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