By: Jake Krier, UWEC Sports Information
MANHEIM, Pa. (blugolds.com) - The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) released its Top 30 Division III All-Academic teams and the All-Academic individuals on March 6. Seth Vosters (So.-Freedom, WI) was originally named to the 2017-18 NWCA Division III All-Academic Team. Furthermore, there were late additions to the Scholar All-American list in Cecil Philson (Sr.-Thorp, WI) and Chase Schmidt (Fr.-Rice Lake, WI).
In the classroom, Philson and Schmidt met the criteria of at least a 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the previous full academic year to be named to this team.
Transfers and freshmen are eligible if they've been in residence at their current institution beginning in the fall of 2017. On the competition side, wrestlers must be a national qualifier in 2017-18 and have a minimum win percentage of at least .500.
Additionally, wrestlers can also be considered if they placed in the top six at their respective regional tournament, a win percentage of .500 or better and competed in half of the institution's scheduled competition in NCAA championship events. A wrestler can also be considered if they have a win percentage of .670 or better and competed in half of the institution's scheduled NCAA events.
Overall, 67 different institutions were represented, which accounts for over 64 percent of active Division III wrestling programs nationwide.
Philson completed his senior season with a record of 11-5 with a pinfall and technical fall. Schmidt's freshman campaign ended with a 32-14 record, eleven pinfalls, and three technical falls.
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