W&L WRESTLING NAMED TO 2005 NWCA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAM

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee wrestling team was one of 20 Division III teams named to the 2005 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-America Team. Additionally, sophomore 184-pounder Max Courtney (Jeffersonville, Pa.) was honored as an NWCA Scholar All-American.

The Generals ranked 12th in Division III with a 3.229 grade-point average. Milwaukee School of Engineering was tops in the nation with a 3.603 GPA and the rest of the top five were the University of Dubuque (3.418), Wesleyan University (3.38), Wabash College (3.354) and St. John's University (3.334).

Courtney, a mathematics and chemistry major, was one of 10 wrestlers in the 184-pound weight class who was named a Scholar All-American. Courtney accumulated a 3.762 GPA during the fall semester and has an overall GPA of 3.794.

Courtney finished the season with a 15-11 overall record, an 8-1 mark in dual meets and a perfect 3-0 record in the Centennial Conference. He led the team with five pins and 14 reversals, while amassing 16 escapes, 14 takedowns and 10 near falls.

W&L finished its season with a 5-4 overall record and a 1-2 mark in the Centennial Conference.

2005 NWCA Division III Scholar Wrestling Team

1. Milwaukee School of Engineering 3.603
2. University of Dubuque 3.418
3. Wesleyan University 3.380
4. Wabash College 3.354
5. St. John's University 3.334
6. Augsburg College 3.331
T7. University of Chicago 3.305
T7. Rensselear Institute of Technology 3.305
9. LXC 3.276
10. Olivet College 3.260
11. Ursinus College 3.256
12. Washington and Lee University 3.229
13. Messiah College 3.213
14. SUNY-Oneonta 3.210
15. King's College 3.189
16. Wilkes College 3.177
17. Springfield College 3.162
18. Luther College 3.156
19. Loras College 3.138
20. North Central University 3.131


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