Graphic and official release courtesy of National Wrestling Coaches Association/Nate Naasz.
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.”
In the team race, Long Island University finished atop the field with a 3.5584 GPA followed by #2 North Dakota State University (3.5440) and #3 Cleveland State University (3.5331). The Top Five was rounded out by #4 Stanford University (3.5010) and #5 George Mason University (3.4818).
For the individual awards, Drexel University led the list of honorees with 10 Scholar All-Americans while Hofstra University, Stanford University, and Utah Valley University each had eight honorees. The list also included 126 NCAA National Qualifiers, 37 All-Americans, five Finalists, and two National Champions.