MORSE AND MUELLER EARN ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICA HONORS
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
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.