Day, Nigro and Marsh Key Wrestling’s Second Straight NWCA Academic Top 30 Distinction

Day, Nigro and Marsh Key Wrestling’s Second Straight NWCA Academic Top 30 Distinction

Manheim, PA --- Sophomore Nick Day (Northampton, MA), junior Jack Nigro (Closter, NJ) and freshman Tyler Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, PA) have been named Division III Scholar All-Americans by the National Wrestling Coaches Association. Collectively, the Engineers starting lineup, along with four key reserves, boasted a 3.22 GPA to earn top 30 program status for the second consecutive season.  The Crimson and Gray were 19th overall out of over 100 Division III wrestling programs.

Day, a civil engineering major and repeat honoree, once again made the transition from the gridiron to the mat where he went 19-7 and was third on the team with nine pins at heavyweight.

Nigro, a co-captain and mechanical engineering major, posted a 23-11 record with seven pins at 157.

Marsh, a mechanical Engineering major, boasted a 28-13 ledger with eight pins. His initial season ended on the podium at the regional championships with a fourth-place showing at 149.

To earn an individual Scholar All-American honors, a student-athlete must carry at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average for the previous full academic year.  Transfers and freshmen are eligible if they've been in residence at their current institution beginning in the fall of 2016. On the competition side, wrestlers much be a national qualifier in 2016-17 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.