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Wrestling - Mon, May 1, 2017

Manheim, Pennsylvania – Four Grand View wrestlers, including three national champions, earned All-Academic team standings released by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.

Forty-eight wrestlers from 23 different schools received recognition, while 13 different schools had multiple wrestlers on the All-Academic team. Of the 48, 20 were All-Americans, including four champions and two runners-up. Grand View who has won the last six NAIA national championships, finished 15th in the team standings, and placed three of the four NAIA individual national champions on the All-Academic team. Champions Josh Wenger (FR/Walford, Iowa) (141 pounds), Grant Henderson (165 pounds) and Evan Hansen (FR/Kimballton, Iowa) (197 pounds) were joined by third-place heavyweight Jake Laden.

Link: NAIA All-Academic Team & Individual Awards –

"I'm proud of our team for once again finishing in the top-15 in the country academically," said head coach Nick Mitchell. "Nothing is more important to our program than living a championship lifestyle and this is more evidence of the impact of that. Every year we have won nationals, we have finished in the top-15 academically. That is not a coincidence. A lot of credit goes to Michelle Prange, our athletic success coordinator, who puts so much work into the academic success of our athletes."