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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 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

CoSIDA Academic All-American

Matt Snyder 2012, 2013 3rd Team

NWCA All-Academic Team

Pete Ferrara 2009
Ross Gitomer 2010
Jack Danilkowicz 2011
Jon Fausey 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Matt Snyder 2011, 2012, 2013
Matt Nelson 2012
Stephen Doty 2013
Jedd Moore 2013
Mike Salopek 2013
Joe Spisak 2013, 2014
Nick Sulzer 2013, 2014
Derek Valenti 2013



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