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NCWA Academic All-Americans

Thirteen Southwest Conference Wrestlers Awarded Academic All-American

by Tim Sykes

ALLEN, TX – The National Wrestling Coaches Association in conjunction with the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) recently awarded thirteen NCWA Southwest Conference wrestlers as Academic All-Americans. The recipients are non-freshman students with a grade-point average greater than 3.25 and who qualified for the NCWA National Championships held in Allen, TX this past weekend. These wrestlers truly embody the spirit of the student-athlete, demonstrating success both on the mat and in the classroom. The full list of this season’s recipients from the NCWA Southwest Conference is below.

  • Dustin Basham – Richland College
  • Yaritza Arteaga – Richland College
  • Taegn Denning – Texas A&M University
  • Janice Russell – Texas State University
  • Jeff Ptak – Texas Tech University
  • Luciana Schement – University of Texas
  • Ryo Onoue – University of Texas
  • Tony Vo – University of Texas
  • Erika Trujillo – University of Houston
  • Christopher Woods – University of Houston-Downtown
  • Alex Perez – University of North Texas
  • Scott Akers – University of North Texas
  • Will Sever – University of Texas-San Antonio