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NWCA announces 2019-20 Academic Honors for men’s and women’s programs

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Updated: June 12, 2020

Drexel, Maryville, Case Western Reserve, Embry Riddle, The University of The Cumberlands and Adrian College head up the 2020 National Wrestling Coaches Association’s Academic honors, within each division, which were based school’s cumulative grade point averages in 2019-20.

Each division’s leadership group established the criteria for their awards and how many teams are recognized. The National Junior College Athletic Association does not have a team award at this time.

The NWCA has also selected individual Academic All-Americans per division. WIN Magazine will list all of those Academic All-Americans in the June digital issue that will come out June 20. Click here or call 888-305-0606 to subscribe to WIN.

The following are the top college men’s and women’s academic wrestling programs, within the different divisions of the NCAA and NAIA.

NCAA Division I Schools – Men’s

RankInstitutionGPA
1Drexel University3.590
2American University3.550
3Harvard University3.496
4Gardner-Webb University3.422
5Utah Valley University3.402
6Stanford University3.386
7Sacred Heart University3.377
8Hofstra University3.369
9George Mason University3.322
10North Dakota State University3.309
11The Citadel3.296
12Franklin & Marshall College3.294
13Bucknell University3.277
14Northwestern University3.276
15Old Dominion University3.251
16North Carolina State University3.250
17Central Michigan University3.240
18Kent State University3.232
19Columbia University3.232
20Princeton University3.229
21Cornell University3.222
22Lock Haven University3.220
23Bloomsburg University3.218
24Duke University3.208
25Brown University3.204
26University of Northern Colorado3.192
27University of Oklahoma3.181
28Purdue University3.163
29Arizona State University3.159
30Cleveland State University3.158

 

NCAA Division II Schools – Men’s

RankInstitutionGPA
1Maryville University3.695
2University of Indianapolis3.513
3Colorado School of Mines3.384
4Colorado Mesa3.343
5Augustana University3.336
6Mercyhurst University3.334
7Drury University3.334
8University of Nebraska at Kearney3.310
9Fort Hays State University3.303
10Newman University3.269
11Minnesota State University, Mankato3.262
12Northern State University3.261
13Urbana University3.260
14Chadron State College3.222
15Findlay3.189
16Gannon University3.170
17Ashland University3.145
18Seton Hill University3.142
19UW-Parkside3.111
20CSU Pueblo3.083

 

NCAA Division III Schools – Men’s

RankInstitutionGPA
1Case Western Reserve University3.817
2Ithaca College3.731
3Stevens Institute of Technology3.678
4Washington & Lee University3.674
5Johns Hopkins3.621
6Springfield College3.611
7Wabash College3.587
8Wesleyan University3.581
9Augsburg University3.567
10Baldwin Wallace3.550
11University of Chicago3.548
12Williams College3.527
13Castleton University3.524
14Muhlenberg College3.523
15WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)3.516
16Olivet College3.504
17Roger Williams University3.493
18Trine University3.475
19Heidelberg University3.469
20New York University3.465
21York College of Pennsylvania3.459
22Johnson & Wales University3.457
23Ohio Northern University3.453
24Southern Virginia University3.448
25UW Eau Claire3.440

 

NAIA Schools – Men’s

RankInstitutionGPA
1Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University3.397
2MSU-Northern3.368
3Morningside College3.358
4Indiana Tech3.348
5Graceland University3.338
6Grand View3.310
7Eastern Oregon University3.291
8Hastings College3.276
9Southeastern University3.233
10Baker University3.214
11Missouri Baptist University3.213
12University of the Cumberlands3.199
13Life University3.154
14Menlo College3.152
15University of Saint Mary3.113

 

NAIA Schools – Women’s

RankInstitutionGPA
1University of the Cumberlands3.545
2Life University3.544
3Menlo College3.486
4Oklahoma City University3.322

 

NCAA Schools – Women’s

RankInstitutionGPA
1Adrian College3.645
2King University3.383
3Colorado Mesa University3.406
4Gannon University3.329
5Lindenwood University3.279
6Augsburg University3.060

 

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