Academic Honors

Team Academic Awards


Awarded to only one senior student-athlete at Virginia who has shown exceptional performance both on the athletic field and in the classroom.

*David Wendell1975
Mike McGonigal1976
*Gary Friedman1978
Jim Pagano1983
Buddy Blaha1987
Derek Capanna1989
Mike Krafchick1995
Howie Miller1996
Zach Feldman1997
Bob Seidel2003

*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 Krafchick1991-92, 1993-94 and 1994-95
Howie Miller1992-93, 1995-96
Christopher Jordan1993-94
Matt Roth1995-96-99
Zach Feldman1996-97
Jim Harshaw1999
Scott Moore2004
Tim Foley2004

CoSIDA Academic All-American

Matt Snyder2012, 20133rd Team

NWCA All-Academic Team

Pete Ferrara2009
Ross Gitomer2010
Jack Danilkowicz2011
Jon Fausey2011, 2012, 2013
Matt Snyder2011, 2012, 2013
Matt Nelson2012
Stephen Doty2013
Jedd Moore2013
Mike Salopek2013
Joe Spisak2013
Nick Sulzer2013
Derek Valenti2013