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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

Rank Institution GPA
1 Drexel University 3.590
2 American University 3.550
3 Harvard University 3.496
4 Gardner-Webb University 3.422
5 Utah Valley University 3.402
6 Stanford University 3.386
7 Sacred Heart University 3.377
8 Hofstra University 3.369
9 George Mason University 3.322
10 North Dakota State University 3.309
11 The Citadel 3.296
12 Franklin & Marshall College 3.294
13 Bucknell University 3.277
14 Northwestern University 3.276
15 Old Dominion University 3.251
16 North Carolina State University 3.250
17 Central Michigan University 3.240
18 Kent State University 3.232
19 Columbia University 3.232
20 Princeton University 3.229
21 Cornell University 3.222
22 Lock Haven University 3.220
23 Bloomsburg University 3.218
24 Duke University 3.208
25 Brown University 3.204
26 University of Northern Colorado 3.192
27 University of Oklahoma 3.181
28 Purdue University 3.163
29 Arizona State University 3.159
30 Cleveland State University 3.158

 

NCAA Division II Schools – Men’s

Rank Institution GPA
1 Maryville University 3.695
2 University of Indianapolis 3.513
3 Colorado School of Mines 3.384
4 Colorado Mesa 3.343
5 Augustana University 3.336
6 Mercyhurst University 3.334
7 Drury University 3.334
8 University of Nebraska at Kearney 3.310
9 Fort Hays State University 3.303
10 Newman University 3.269
11 Minnesota State University, Mankato 3.262
12 Northern State University 3.261
13 Urbana University 3.260
14 Chadron State College 3.222
15 Findlay 3.189
16 Gannon University 3.170
17 Ashland University 3.145
18 Seton Hill University 3.142
19 UW-Parkside 3.111
20 CSU Pueblo 3.083

 

NCAA Division III Schools – Men’s

Rank Institution GPA
1 Case Western Reserve University 3.817
2 Ithaca College 3.731
3 Stevens Institute of Technology 3.678
4 Washington & Lee University 3.674
5 Johns Hopkins 3.621
6 Springfield College 3.611
7 Wabash College 3.587
8 Wesleyan University 3.581
9 Augsburg University 3.567
10 Baldwin Wallace 3.550
11 University of Chicago 3.548
12 Williams College 3.527
13 Castleton University 3.524
14 Muhlenberg College 3.523
15 WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) 3.516
16 Olivet College 3.504
17 Roger Williams University 3.493
18 Trine University 3.475
19 Heidelberg University 3.469
20 New York University 3.465
21 York College of Pennsylvania 3.459
22 Johnson & Wales University 3.457
23 Ohio Northern University 3.453
24 Southern Virginia University 3.448
25 UW Eau Claire 3.440

 

NAIA Schools – Men’s

Rank Institution GPA
1 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 3.397
2 MSU-Northern 3.368
3 Morningside College 3.358
4 Indiana Tech 3.348
5 Graceland University 3.338
6 Grand View 3.310
7 Eastern Oregon University 3.291
8 Hastings College 3.276
9 Southeastern University 3.233
10 Baker University 3.214
11 Missouri Baptist University 3.213
12 University of the Cumberlands 3.199
13 Life University 3.154
14 Menlo College 3.152
15 University of Saint Mary 3.113

 

NAIA Schools – Women’s

Rank Institution GPA
1 University of the Cumberlands 3.545
2 Life University 3.544
3 Menlo College 3.486
4 Oklahoma City University 3.322

 

NCAA Schools – Women’s

Rank Institution GPA
1 Adrian College 3.645
2 King University 3.383
3 Colorado Mesa University 3.406
4 Gannon University 3.329
5 Lindenwood University 3.279
6 Augsburg University 3.060

 

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