WORCESTER --- WPI wrestling senior Tyler Marsh (Upper Black Eddy, PA) has been named to the Academic All-District I At-Large team, as voted upon by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) members from Massachusetts and Maine.
The at-large category for men's sports includes Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rifle, Skiing, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Water Polo and Wrestling. Marsh is only one of 10 wrestlers nationwide of the over 80 men to be tabbed All-District At-Large.
Marsh is the first Academic All-District selection at WPI for second year head coach and now advances to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration. John Roy (1992-93) and Joseph Laskowski (1993-94) are WPI Wrestling's only Academic All-Americans.
Marsh posted a 29-5 record this season after a third place performance at the Northeast Regional on February 29th and March 1st. The 165-pounder was undefeated in NEWA dual meets this season and closed out his career as four-time Scholar All-American and four-time Northeast Regional placer (4th, 2nd, 1st, 3rd). He was named am NCAA Division III third team All-America by the National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA).
Marsh boasts a 3.93 cumulative GPA, with a 4.00 GPA for his last four semesters, while majoring in mechanical engineering. He was the two-time NEWA Scholar Athlete of the Year and was a Charles O. Thompson Scholar and member of Zeta Psi fraternity. Marsh's IQP project "Construction in the Year 2030" identified and investigated innovation and advancement.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) at his current institution, must have participated in at least 50 percent of the team's games at the position listed on the nomination form (where applicable), completed one full calendar year at his current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.