Five Lehigh Wrestlers Named NWCA Scholar All-Americans
BETHLEHEM, PA. – Five Lehigh wrestlers have been recognized as Scholar All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. The five Mountain Hawks named Scholar All-Americans are seniors Dylan Ammerman and Jordan Wood, the second Brian Meyer and the deferred newbies Luca Frinzi and Jake Logan.
Wood is being recognized for academic achievements for the third year in a row, while the other four Mountain Hawk awardees are being recognized by the NWCA for the first time. All five wrestlers also received the EIWA Academic Achievement Awards earlier this month.
The NWCA’s academic awards system provides grade averages for the 10 wrestlers who participated in their qualifying game for the NCAA tournament conference. If the teams had fewer than 10 entries for their respective qualifications, they were allowed to fill those positions with wrestlers who competed in at least one varsity dual during the season. The individual all-academic team has qualification standards based on the grade point average and season records / successes.
All five of Lehigh’s five winners are qualifiers for the 2021 NCAA tournament with a cumulative grade point average of over 3.20.
Wood has a management of 3.28 and is honored after a season in which he became a four-time EIWA heavyweight champion and a four-time NCAA qualifier.
Ammerman qualified for the NCAA championship for the first time in his fifth year of the program. He did not appear during the regular season, but qualified for the national team with a fifth place out of 184 at the EIWA championships. Ammerman completed his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering last May and has a 3.48 GPA in energy systems engineering.
Meyer qualified for his first NCAA championship at 165 with a third EIWA place in his sophomore year as Lehigh’s weight starter. He has a 3.34 GPA with a focus on mechanical engineering.
Logan holds the highest cumulative GPA among Lehigh’s EIWA lineup at 3.82 from Lehigh’s College of Business and Economics. He qualified for the NCAA championship at 174 with a fourth place at EIWAs.
Frinzi finished fourth at the EIWA championships with 157 and hit his first NCAA ticket. He is also enrolled in the College of Business and Economics where he has a 3.33 GPA.
This year’s individual Scholar All America teams comprised 191 people from 59 Department I institutions. The four-time EIWA defending champion Mountain Hawks had several individual All-Academic award winners in eleven consecutive seasons and a total of 16 award winners in the last three campaigns.
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