MANHEIM, Pa. -- The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) has announced that Colorado Mesa University captured the inaugural NCAA Women's Scholar All-American Team title with a 3.32 GPA, besting Adrian College's 3.12 team GPA.
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Colorado Mesa University which announced the addition of its women's wrestling team just over a year ago recently completed its first season of competition in which they finished 21st at the WCWA Championships and garnered the school's first individual All-American, Sierra Brown Ton who finished in 8th Place.
In the individual category, Gannon University led the way boasting four honorees while Team Champions Colorado Mesa and Team Runners Up Adrian College each had four individuals named Scholar All-American and Tiffin University had two.
These awards come on the heels of the NCAA's announcement that the Committee for Women's Athletics (CWA) has recommended that women's wrestling be added to the NCAA Emerging Sports List for each NCAA Division (D1, D2, & D3).
"We are proud to honor this year's Scholar All-Americans and their success in the classroom," Mike Moyer, NWCA Executive Director." A special thanks to the coaching and support staffs as well as the leadership at each of these institutions for their tireless efforts in helping to better the lives of their student-athletes."