W&L Wrestling Earns Team Academic Honor

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) recently announced its 2008-09 Division III Scholar All-America Teams and Washington and Lee was among those schools honored.

The association honored 25 schools and Washington and Lee ranked third on the list with a team combined cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.463. It is the highest-ever ranking achieved by the Generals.

Williams College topped the list with a 3.545, followed by Rochester Institute of Technology (3.507), W&L (3.463), Heidelberg (3.451) and Messiah (3.449). Ohio Northern (3.449), Wesleyan (3.441), Lycoming (3.439), Ithaca (3.382) and NYU (3.357) rounded out the Top 10. Johns Hopkins was the only other Centennial Conference school to receive Scholar All-America laurels, finishing 16th with a GPA of 3.271.

Washington and Lee completed the 2008-09 season with a 4-9 overall record. The Generals finished seventh at the 2009 Centennial Conference Championships.