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Date: March 6, 2006
Contact: Chris Hodgson (540) 458-8674
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W&L WRESTLING TEAM NAMED TO 2006 NWCA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICA TEAM
Generals Team GPA Ranked 13th in the Nation

LEXINGTON, Va. -- The Washington and Lee wrestling team was one of 20 Division III squads named to the 2006 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Scholar All-America Team.

The Generals, who finished 12th in the nation in team GPA last season, ranked 13th in Division III with a 3.275 grade-point average. Messiah College was tops in the nation with a 3.47 GPA and the rest of the Top-5 were Augsburg (3.42), Milwaukee School of Engineering (3.40), Olivet (3.39) and University of Dubuque (3.38).

W&L finished the season with a 5-5 overall record and a 3-4 mark in the Centennial Conference.

2006 NWCA Division III Scholar Wrestling Team

1. Messiah College 3.47
2. Augsburg College 3.42
3. Milwaukee School of Engineering 3.40
4. Olivet College 3.39
5. University of Dubuque 3.38
6. SUNY-Oneonta 3.37
7. St. John's (Minn.) University 3.333
8. Case Western Reserve University 3.329
9. University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse 3.325
10. New York University 3.317
11. Wabash College 3.313
12. York (Pa.) College 3.29
13. Washington and Lee University 3.275
14. Loras College 3.270
15. Luther College 3.25
16. Williams College 3.19
17. Wesleyan University 3.151
18. North Central University 3.15
19. Cornell (Iowa) College 3.14
20. Heidelberg College 3.139

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