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Date: March 5, 2002
Contact: Greg Murphy (540) 463-8674
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Morse Earns Repeat Selection On Squad

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee senior 197-pounder Ezra Morse (Central Point, Ore./Crater) and sophomore 184-pounder Joe Mueller (San Diego, Calif./Mount Carmel) were recently named to the National Wrestling Coaches Association of America Division III Academic All-America team.

Morse, a captain this year, earned his second-consecutive selection to the team after finishing the season at 15-1 overall. A two-time Centennial Conference runner-up at 197-pounds, Morse recorded a third-place finish this year after dropping a 2-1 tiebreaker in the semifinals of the conference tournament. He registered 28 takedowns, 13 escapes, and four pins during his senior season, which was interrupted due to a foot injury he suffered over the Christmas break. Morse, who has accumulated a 3.32 GPA during his time at W&L, finished his career with an overall record of 67-24.

Mueller concluded his second season at 17-10 overall, including a 7-2 mark in the Centennial Conference. An NCAA qualifier as a freshman, Mueller tallied a third place finish at this year's conference championships. He led the squad with 50 escapes and also registered 31 takedowns, five near falls and three pins. Mueller carries a GPA of 3.28.



Contact: Brian Laubscher
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Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670