Virginia Wrestling: Honors and Awards

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Academic Honors


Team Academic Awards

Scholar-Athletes
Awarded to only one senior student-athlete at Virginia who has shown exceptional performance both on the athletic field and in the classroom.
*David Wendell   1975
Mike McGonigal   1976
*Gary Friedman   1978
Jim Pagano       1983
Buddy Blaha      1987
Derek Capanna    1989
Mike Krafchick   1995
Howie Miller     1996
Zach Feldman     1997
Bob Seidel       2003   
*Jim Weaver Scholarship

Gus Tebell Memorial Award
Awarded to the fourth-year male 
athlete with the highest scholastic 
average throughout his four years:
Brian Black   - 1995
Zach Feldman  - 1997
Noah Kaufman  - 1999
Peter Ferrara - 2009


National Academic Awards

NWCA Academic All-Americans
The NWCA bases its academic achievement awards on certain criteria. The wrestler must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. He also must have won at least 60 percent of his matches, placed in the top four at the conference tournament or qualified for the NCAA Championships. Here is a list of Virginia wrestlers who were named NWCA Academic All-Americans:

Mike Krafchick      1991-92, 1993-94 and 1994-95
Howie Miller        1992-93, 1995-96
Christopher Jordan  1993-94
Matt Roth           1995-96-99
Zach Feldman        1996-97
Jim Harshaw         1999
Scott Moore         2004
Tim Foley           2004